Caregiver Burnout: What To Watch For

Providing care for a loved one can be a difficult job. In many cases, an emergency triggers the need for family caregiving, which can throw off your normal routine and cause stress and anxiety.  It can be a physically and emotionally demanding job, especially in long-term cases. Often, family caregivers focus their attention on the

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February is American Heart Month!

February is American Heart Month! This month, make a difference in your life and your community by encouraging your family and others to make small changes to help prevent heart disease: Use more spices and less salt when cooking Make physical activity part of your everyday routine Improve cholesterol levels Control high blood pressure Limit

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Finding a Hobby as an Older Adult

As we age and have more free time, sometimes it is difficult to figure out what to do with all that free time. Sometimes, the best thing to do is to find a new hobby. There are so many options that picking a hobby can actually be a daunting task. Here are some tips for

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Home Care is on the Rise

Over the next 15 years, the entire Boomer generation will be over the age of 65, and when that happens there will be about 84 million seniors living in the US. That’s nearly one fifth of the population! No wonder the home care industry is growing, and is it expected to grow another 8% over

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Vascular Dementia: What is it?

Everyone has heard of dementia, and the most common form, Alzheimer’s. The second most common form of dementia is vascular dementia. Vascular dementia has a lower profile than Alzheimer’s; so many people don’t suspect it until the symptoms become problematic. It is also difficult to diagnose, but it is estimated that 15-20% of dementia cases

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: What is it? And What You Need to Know

Have you heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD? It’s a depression that is related to the changing of the seasons. Most often, SAD occurs during the fall and winter months, when the days are shorter and there is less sunlight. It is estimated that 3% of the population suffers from SAD. So what can

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