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Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors

UPDATED: This article is updated from an article that appeared on HelpingYouCare® on December 31, 2014. Happy New Year! Now is the exhilarating time for a new beginning — the time to make New Years resolutions for the coming . . . → Read More: Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions – for Caregivers and Seniors

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Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation

As part of National Family Caregivers Month – November, 2013 – the National Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer Free Caregiving tips and resources during the entire month of November. On the NPF Facebook page, the Foundation . . . → Read More: Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation

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Thank a Caregiver Week, Nov. 4-10, Sponsored by National Parkinson Foundation

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has announced that, as part of observing National Family Caregivers Month in November, it will for the first time sponsor Thank a Caregiver Week during the week of November 4 through 10, 2012. “Caring . . . → Read More: Thank a Caregiver Week, Nov. 4-10, Sponsored by National Parkinson Foundation

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Is Stress at Work Adding to Your Stress as a Family Caregiver?

Feelings of stress commonly arise out of the challenges of being a family caregiver. And, managing caregiver stress is a huge part of proper caregiver self-care. But, if you are also working outside the home, is stress at work . . . → Read More: Is Stress at Work Adding to Your Stress as a Family Caregiver?

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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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Harvard Health Publishes Caregiver's Handbook

Harvard Health Publications of Harvard Medical School has published Caregiver’s Handbook: A guide to caring for the ill, elderly, disabled … and yourself, a basic introductory handbook to some of the topics and concerns faced by family caregivers. In . . . → Read More: Harvard Health Publishes Caregiver’s Handbook

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Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC

This Memorial Day, as we remember our loved ones who have gone on, including those who gave their lives in service of our country, let us resolve to honor their lives and the lives of those loved ones we . . . → Read More: Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC

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President Obama Delivers a Message of Hope & Inspiration to Women as Commencement Speaker at Barnard College

President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address at Barnard College, the women’s college affiliated with Columbia University, on Monday, May 14. His address focused on issues of particular importance to women, and he then challenged the women to “stand . . . → Read More: President Obama Delivers a Message of Hope & Inspiration to Women as Commencement Speaker at Barnard College

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Mother's Day Kicks Off National Women's Health Week, May 13-19, 2012

In a news release issued May 11, U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, announced that Mother’s Day will begin the observance of National Women’s Health Week, which will run from May 13 through 19 this year. . . . → Read More: Mother’s Day Kicks Off National Women’s Health Week, May 13-19, 2012

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Alzheimer's Community Care Announces 2012 Alzheimer's Educational Conference May 31-June 1, 2012

Alzheimer’s Community Care (ACC), a non-profit organization, has announced that its 2012 Alzheimer’s Educational Conference, with Keynote speaker Dan Rather, will be held May 31 and June 1, 2012, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in Palm Beach, . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Community Care Announces 2012 Alzheimer’s Educational Conference May 31-June 1, 2012

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New Survey Links Caregiver Stress to Unhealthy Behaviors & Chronic Disease

The American Psychological Association (APA) has released the updated results of its latest Stress in America™ survey. “Data from the latest Stress in America survey suggest that the concern about stress and health is especially critical among adults 50 . . . → Read More: New Survey Links Caregiver Stress to Unhealthy Behaviors & Chronic Disease

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Video: Tips on How to Care for Your Older Parent & Avoid Caregiver Burnout

While caring for an older parent can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime, it can also be frustrating and stressful, leading to “caregiver burnout.” Dr. Alicia Arbaje, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine offers . . . → Read More: Video: Tips on How to Care for Your Older Parent & Avoid Caregiver Burnout

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Addressing Caregiver Burnout

Ask Dr. Z December, 2011 By Laura Zipris, Psy. D., LMHC Editor’s Note: Dr. Laura Zipris, Psy. D., LMHC, holds a doctorate in Psychology and is licensed to practice psychotherapy in New York and Florida. She writes a monthly . . . → Read More: Addressing Caregiver Burnout

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Menopause Care for Caregivers - Female & Male

As a caregiver, are you feeling stressed, down, possibly depressed, experiencing head aches, feeling irritable, alternately hot and cold, or even having chest pains or back pains? Maybe you are experiencing common symptoms of Menopause, without taking time to . . . → Read More: Menopause Care for Caregivers – Female & Male

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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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Editors Seek Caregivers' Stories for New Chicken Soup for Caregivers Book

The publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books announced that its Editors are seeking submissions of original family caregiver stories for possible inclusion in a new book to be produced, under the title: Chicken Soup . . . → Read More: Editors Seek Caregivers’ Stories for New Chicken Soup for Caregivers Book

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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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Training to Be a Family Caregiver

This article, part of a WSJ.com series with tips on elder-care, cites a series of new studies and reports on the emotional, physical and financial challenges of caring for aged or disabled loved ones.  It suggests that just as people train for marathons and other . . . → Read More: Training to Be a Family Caregiver

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Get Support if You Are a Caregiver

Get Support if You Are a Caregiver, The Basics from HealthFinder.gov, a Website of the U.S. Department of health & Human Services. The emotional and physical stress of caregiving can cause health problems. Take Action! Make time to do . . . → Read More: Get Support if You Are a Caregiver

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Caregiving Across the States

Information on publicly-funded caregiver support programs in each of the 50 states, including consumer direction, eligibility, and services. Check out programs available from the Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on Caregiving>>>

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Tips for Caregivers

Helpful resource guide for Caregiver survival Read more at MedicineNet>>>

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Help and Resources for Caregivers: Tips for Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Good overview of taking care of yourself while caregiving, with a checklist of self-care suggestions, a list of helpful tips to make caregiving easier, and links to resources for caregivers. Read more from HelpGuide.org>>>

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A Guide to Taking Care of Yourself

You  must take care of yourself if you are going to be helpful to the one who needs your care!  This article discusses support, setting limits, your body, education, emotional health, and respite. Read more from the Family Caregiver . . . → Read More: A Guide to Taking Care of Yourself

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Psychological And Social Issues

How our minds change as we age:  learning, memory, reaction time, intelligence, life skills. How to develop coping skills, strategies and healthy behaviors. Read more from the AGS Foundation for Health in Aging>>>

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Health Check Tools

Use these quizzes, calculators, self-assessments and decision guides to check your knowledge and health status. It should be no surprise  that the virtual doctor or decision guides will most likely recommend seeing a real doctor. Try out a virtual . . . → Read More: Health Check Tools

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Family Care Navigator

Family Care Navigator State-by-State Help for Family Caregivers Help in locating government, nonprofit, and private programs in your area. Map with links to state by state public resources for caregivers, from the National Family Caregivers Alliance, a nonprofit organization. . . . → Read More: Family Care Navigator

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