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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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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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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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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Tips to Help Manage Family
Tips to Help Manage Family
By Sara Marrow, 1:11 pm on August 29, 2017

Caring for elderly parents when you live far away can present challenges in ensuring they receive the right quality of care they require. In some cases, your parents may not want to relocate to be closer to you, and it is not always feasible for you to move closer to…

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Stay Safe at Home
Stay Safe at Home
By Sara Marrow, 4:34 pm on July 29, 2017

Many seniors in the U.S. are living in their homes. While this is a positive trend, living independently is most successful when the home environment is safe. Falls, fires, and burglary can all threaten the health and safety of seniors who are living independently. Thankfully, they can all be prevented…

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In-Home Care
In-Home Care
By Sara Marrow, 11:07 am on July 15, 2017

Caring for a loved long distance may seem daunting. When you suddenly face having to tend to an aging loved one, you may wonder how you will manage it from afar. Fortunately, there are resources out there that are designed specifically to help you care for a senior. An in-home care…

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In Home Memory Care
In Home Memory Care
By Sara Marrow, 3:38 pm on June 29, 2017

For children of parents with Alzheimer’s, it can be frustrating to watch your loved ones forget things they once knew—even their own family members and Alzheimer’s caregivers—as their minds slowly deteriorate. While there has been much research and study into the causes and treatments for Alzheimer’s, so far there have…

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Home Caregivers
Home Caregivers
By Sara Marrow, 12:17 pm on June 15, 2017

Home caregivers provide a valuable service and provide assistance to families, the elderly, and others that need various levels of care. However, caregivers can start to feel the effects of their job over time, which can lead to increased stress and difficulties in concentrating while on the job, commonly referred…

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post-stroke-care-plan
post-stroke-care-plan
By Sara Marrow, 6:35 pm on May 29, 2017

Strokes are not always fatal and don’t always result in death. In fact, according to the CDC statistics on strokes, approximately 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke annually. Roughly 87 percent of all strokes are the result of blood flow to the brain being restricted, which are…

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