Family Caregivers: Don’t Leave Taking Care of Yourself Off Your Holiday To-Dos

It’s the happiest season of the year! However, if you’re one of the millions of people in America who is providing care for a senior family member, the approaching holidays may feel more like the most stressful time of the year. Read More
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How to Keep Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s From Wandering

Of the many effects of Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most alarming is the individual’s tendency for wandering and the potential dangers that can arise if the senior becomes disoriented or lost. Read More
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Nonverbal Communication Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Communication with a senior trying to cope with all the struggles of Alzheimer’s, particularly in the middle and later stages, is often frustrating – both for you as well as for your loved one. Read More
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How Family Caregivers Assist With COPD Management

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, refers to two lung diseases: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In essence, a person’s breathing is severely compromised by an obstruction to airflow. Prevalent symptoms include an excessively wet cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest. Read More
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The Best COPD Breathing Exercises for Symptom Management

COPD can make daily life feel more like a battle. The positive news is there are breathing exercises that may help lessen the symptoms and enhance quality of life. These COPD breathing exercises help strengthen the diaphragm and abdominal muscles, so individuals with COPD can take in a higher level of oxygen and expend less effort into breathing. Read More
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The Benefits of Exercise for Seniors With Alzheimer’s

The numerous benefits of exercise are clear, but what isn’t as well known is that exercise for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia can be particularly helpful in various ways. Read More
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Is Exercise the Best Medicine for Seniors?

If you made a resolution in the beginning of the year to work out more this year, ideally you’re continuing to stay with it! Adding more physical activity to your everyday tasks is one resolution we ought to all be putting into action. Read More

Learn How Family Therapy Can Help Family Caregivers

Although everyone loves to reach significant milestones in their life, even if those milestones aren’t negative, they can cause stress. Losing a job. Starting a new job. Getting married. Having children. Read More

How to Stay Aware of Mental Health Concerns in Seniors

The isolation and fear that COVID-19 has brought about has had an enormous impact on the mental health and wellbeing of older adults. In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, nearly 50% of the older adults surveyed shared that their stress and worry level has adversely affected their own health. Read More

Use the SMILE Technique When Facing Caregiving Difficulties

Stop for a moment to close your eyes and visualize yourself like this: You’ve spent most of your life providing care for and assisting others – as a parent, in your career, by volunteering in your community, and as a grandparent. Read More