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Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare®

As we gather with family to give thanks for our Blessings this Thanksgiving, let us all remember in gratitude our senior loved ones and their family caregivers, and the love they give and sacrifice and many contributions they make . . . → Read More: Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare®

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Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50

The month of September has been designated as Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health observance developed to help individuals think more positively about growing older, and take actions to promote their own physical, social, mental and financial well-being. The . . . → Read More: Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50

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Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds

In a new study reviewing more than 200 studies published in two major scientific databases, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that positive psychological well-being, including especially a sense of optimism, appears to reduce the . . . → Read More: Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds

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Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare™

As we give thanks for our Blessings this Thanksgiving, let us all remember in gratitude our family members and especially our senior loved ones and the love, sacrifice and many contributions they have given toward bettering the lives of . . . → Read More: Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare™

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Will You Care For Me? Feel the Compassion & Love of a Caregiver in Response to This Touching Song

In trying to help caregivers, emphasis is often placed on the difficulty and stress of the role. But, the positive side of caregiving, the emotional rewards we feel as caregivers when we provide love and care to those in . . . → Read More: Will You Care For Me? Feel the Compassion & Love of a Caregiver in Response to This Touching Song

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Healthy Aging Tips

See some healthy aging tips from Registered Dietitian Marianne Smith Edge MS, RD,LD, FADA, Senior Vice President, Nutrition & Food Safety, International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation » Also visit the associated website FoodInsight.org a nutrition and . . . → Read More: Healthy Aging Tips

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Laughter Found to Create Health Benefits Similar to Those of Exercise

Several scientific studies have found that laughter and a sense of humor produce many health benefits, some similar to those derived from exercise. Studies by Loma Linda University Schools of Allied Health and Medicine According to studies conducted by . . . → Read More: Laughter Found to Create Health Benefits Similar to Those of Exercise

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Successful Tips With Difficult Aging Parents

Don’t dare call your mom because you know it will be an hour before you can get off the phone? Is your parent always critical of your help, or just a non-ending complainer? Do you feel you’re not up . . . → Read More: Successful Tips With Difficult Aging Parents

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‘Tis the Season to Celebrate the Joys of Caregiving

by Kathryn Haslanger, Senior VP for Community Benefit and External Affairs for VNSNY for The Huffington Post Amidst the difficulties of caregiving can be found a satisfaction of just one more of the things really worth doing. Some of the rewards . . . → Read More: ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate the Joys of Caregiving

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Emotional Challenges of Caregiving

Taking care of someone else can be challenging.  Taking care of yourself in the process is often harder.  Washington State Department of Social & Health  Services. ADSA – Aging and Disability Services Administration, suggestions for finding and maintaining emotional support.

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How To Stay Positive – Three Tips for Caregivers

Detach yourself mentally by practicing “Creative Indifference.” Learn something new. Savor happy memories. Read More »»»

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What Caregivers Need To Know

By Claire Berman, for Parade Learn about the illness.  Ask for help—and be specific.  Maintain contact with friends.  Seek assistance within your community.  Keep the focus clear.  Find support in a group.  Enjoy life outside of the caretaker role.  . . . → Read More: What Caregivers Need To Know

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Finding the Balance Between Work and Caregiving

Prioritize your time, learn to delegate, make time for yourself every day Read more from the American Heart Association>>>

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