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Caregiver

Shortness of breath, or SOB, is a condition many people with lung illnesses have to manage.

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Lots of seniors and caregivers do battle over bathing and that can come as a shock to both of you.

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Here are 4 things family caregivers can do during the pandemic to help their loved one to get through it.

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When you're cleaning, start from the top and work your way down. Here are the places to focus your attention.

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As your senior’s caregiver you’re the one who will help her the most when things get a little rougher.

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Can you be a positive person and a caregiver? That’s definitely possible.

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If you’re preparing to help your parent downsize, here are tips for making the process a little easier.

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The holidays are busy. It's easy to get so wrapped up in holiday events at school, work, friends' homes, and family gatherings. In all of this are you excluding your mom?

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When you have concerns that your dad is dismissing, how do you address them with his doctor? These are the steps to talk.

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If you’re not sure whether you’re a family caregiver, take a look at this list of some of the things that caregivers do for their aging relatives.

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When your parents need help around the home, you're probably the first to volunteer. As their needs increase, you probably start picking up the extra tasks. Soon, you're helping cook meals, get the housework and lawn taken care of each week, and you're also driving them to appointments and stores.

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Stress can show up pretty fast when you’re a caregiver. Try some of these tools.

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If you’re in a frustrated or agitated state, that doesn’t do anyone any good. Try these ideas as a quick way to calm down.

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Too often caregivers forget that they are individual people with lives of their own. Don’t let your own identity fall away.

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Arthritis is a chronic health condition. It's considered that because there is no cure and it's something that will affect a person's life in some way.

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Knowing how to spot the signs of caregiver burnout and what to do about them can help you to protect your health.

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Depression is a mental health condition that frequently occurs in older adults. However, that does not mean that depression is just a normal part of aging. It is a medical condition that can be treated.

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Lupus is a disease that triggers the immune system to attack the body, and it’s a disease that affects millions of people around the globe. 

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Seniors with mobility issues and physical limitations due to illness, injury or age-related conditions depend on family caregivers and home care providers to plan and prepare their meals for them. 

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You're going to get more criticism than you ever thought possible as a caregiver. Evaluating it is an essential first step to dealing with it appropriately.

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Getting more help is not always the easiest thing to do as a caregiver, but it's essential.

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Family caregivers quickly discover that taking responsibility for the needs of an elderly loved one can be overwhelming and frustrating. It’s very easy to let stressors pile up and consume any free time left over. 

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Your emotional health and well-being is a vital part of you continuing to be a caregiver.

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For certain elderly adults, it’s a real challenge to get them to eat properly. The slightest obstacles can turn them away from healthy meals and plenty of fluids. 

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When it comes to caring for an elderly parent, family caregivers have a lot of responsibility to make sure they are safe, healthy and happy. Of course, caregiving can be a very gratifying and rewarding experience, but it can also create a lot of stress. 

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In 2015, a Brigham Young University study was published in Perspectives on Psychological Science. The results of this study were surprising.

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Is your dad lonely and in need of companionship? Well, November might be just the right month to take action. November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and a good, old dog might be just the solution to your dad’s loneliness.

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You might not think that your poor sleep habits are affecting the rest of your life that much, but you would be mistaken. Especially as a family caregiver, you need to do everything possible to get some decent sleep consistently.

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It’s hard for family caregivers to see their elderly loved one struggle with dementia. The loss of control and independence can influence some seniors to become paranoid and suspicious, which may cause them to become angry, aggressive or fearful.

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