personal care services
personal care services
By Sara Marrow, 2:03 pm on January 29, 2018

In 2017, it was estimated that 5.5 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease, with 5.3 million being 65 or older—it is now the 6th leading cause of death in the nation.1 People and providers of in-home care services often associate it with memory loss. Indeed, this and other early symptoms are commonly attributed…

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Early Signs of Alzheimers
Early Signs of Alzheimers
By Sara Marrow, 1:55 pm on January 15, 2018

In 2017, there were more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. The condition stands as the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. One of the most challenging factors in diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s is that early signs are often mistaken for normal aging. Forgetfulness is common, as…

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senior assistance
senior assistance
By Sara Marrow, 11:38 am on December 29, 2017

Practicing resilience is a key component of being happy as a home caregiver. Looking after loved ones is mentally and physically exhausting if you don’t have the tools for helping loved ones through once simple tasks they performed themselves. Daily routines can become tedious for home caregivers if they allow…

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Combat Caregiver Burnout
Combat Caregiver Burnout
By Sara Marrow, 11:29 am on December 15, 2017

Burnout. It’s one of the most prevalent conditions to affect in home caregivers, whether caring for a family member or independent clients. Mounting stress, increasing anxiety, loss of sleep, rising risk of injury and depression … caregivers can experience a wide range and degree of symptoms due to burnout. However,…

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Mindfulness-Based Alzheimer Care
Mindfulness-Based Alzheimer Care
By Sara Marrow, 12:32 pm on November 29, 2017

As more and more children are assisting with in-home adult care for their elderly parents, they are encountering the stressfulness of dementia and Alzheimer more frequently. Part of the reason more children are having to learn how to manage the stresses associated with these ailments is that more seniors are…

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Caregiving as a Daughter
Caregiving as a Daughter
By Sara Marrow, 3:40 pm on November 15, 2017

As a daughter, your responsibilities may be caregiving for a loved one, instead of working with home health agencies. Aging parents, family members, and friends with dementia require a substantial amount of care, but balancing life and dementia caregiving can be emotionally and physically overwhelming. One solution is to find…

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Emotional Roller Coaster
Emotional Roller Coaster
By Sara Marrow, 2:08 pm on October 29, 2017

The ups and downs of caregiving are inevitable, but when you add distance to the equation, the emotional toll can soar. When caring for loved ones, it is incredibly important for caregivers to find support and learn how to cope with the emotions of long-distance caregiving. The good news is…

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Strength Exercises Seniors
Strength Exercises Seniors
By Sara Marrow, 12:41 pm on October 15, 2017

Regular exercise has many benefits for people of every age and stage, but, for older adults, it is especially important to incorporate strength exercises into daily life. Caregivers and family members play a vital role in providing tools, motivation, and support to help seniors maintain a regular routine. With a…

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Lessen Caregiver Burnout
Lessen Caregiver Burnout
By Sara Marrow, 12:10 pm on September 29, 2017

Caring for the elderly can take a physical and mental toll on anyone. Compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout share many common qualities, and both can be caused by sustained exposure to suffering, stress, and watching a loved one decline. While in-home care assistance situations are different, the one thing all…

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Loss loved one
Loss loved one
By Sara Marrow, 2:06 pm on September 15, 2017

All of us, at some point or another, must face losing a loved one. The stages of grief and mourning are universal and are experienced by people from all walks of life, across many cultures. Bereavement affects people in different ways, and there’s certainly no right or wrong way to…

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