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Overview: How To Survive as a Caregiver:
Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors
December 31, 2013 Posted by Editor
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, 2012. Happy New Year! Now is the exhilarating time for a new beginning -- the time to make New Years resolutions for the coming year! Have you tho...

Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation
October 30, 2013 Posted by Editor
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 will p...

Thank a Caregiver Week, Nov. 4-10, Sponsored by National Parkinson Foundation
October 14, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 for some...

Is Stress at Work Adding to Your Stress as a Family Caregiver?
September 22, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 adding to your burden...

Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50
September 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
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-...

Harvard Health Publishes Caregiver's Handbook
May 30, 2012 Posted by Editor
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. ...

Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC
May 28, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 are now caring for, through our deeds and our li...

President Obama Delivers a Message of Hope & Inspiration to Women as Commencement Speaker at Barnard College
May 15, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 wom...

Mother's Day Kicks Off National Women's Health Week, May 13-19, 2012
May 12, 2012 Posted by Editor
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. This annual ob...

Alzheimer's Community Care Announces 2012 Alzheimer's Educational Conference May 31-June 1, 2012
May 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
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...

New Survey Links Caregiver Stress to Unhealthy Behaviors & Chronic Disease
February 11, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 adult...

Addressing Caregiver Burnout
December 2, 2011 Posted by Contributing Author
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 column, Ask Dr. Z...

Menopause Care for Caregivers - Female & Male
August 27, 2011 Posted by Editor
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...

Healthy Aging Tips
August 4, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

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...

See more on Overview: How To Survive as a Caregiver

See also, Practical Tips & Skills for Family Caregivers

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Taking Care of Yourself: Wellness/ Healthy Living for Caregivers:

If you don’t care for yourself properly, you will not be able to care for your elderly loved one as you want to, either.

See the HelpingYouCare™ resource pages on Wellness/ Healthy Living for Seniors & Caregivers, including:

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Handling Stress:
Multitasking Does Not Work; If You Think You are Good at It, Your Personality May be Deceiving You, Study Suggests
January 24, 2013 Posted by Editor
Multitasking Does Not Work; If You Think You are Good at It, Your Personality May be Deceiving You, Study Suggests

A new study published January 23 in the medical journal PLOS One has found that whether you engage in multitasking has more to do with your personality than your actual ability to multitask. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of...

Harvard Releases New Report On Stress Management
December 4, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor
Harvard Releases New Report On Stress Management

Frequently late? Often angry or irritated? Unsure of your ability to do something? Overextended? Not enough time for stress relief? A new report by Harvard Medical School, Stress Management: Approaches for preventing and reducing stress, "can h...

Thank a Caregiver Week, Nov. 4-10, Sponsored by National Parkinson Foundation
October 14, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 for some...

Mental Health Awareness Week & World Mental Health Day Educate About Depression
October 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
Mental Health Awareness Week & World Mental Health Day Educate About Depression

October 7-13 has been declared "Mental Illness Awareness Week" in the U.S.  This annual health observance to raise mental illness awareness was declared by an Act of Congress in 1990, to occur in the first full week of October each year. The observ...

Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress
October 1, 2012 Posted by Editor
Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress

A new analysis of studies involving 118,696 participants, conducted by Donald Edmundson, PhD, a professor at Columbia University Medical Center, and colleagues, has found that self-reported perceived stress was associated with a 27% higher risk of coro...

Is Stress at Work Adding to Your Stress as a Family Caregiver?
September 22, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 adding to your burden...

Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory
August 17, 2012 Posted by Editor
Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory

A new Health Alert published by Johns Hopkins Medicine features 8 key strategies that the Johns Hopkins experts say can help preserve your memory and brain health. The Health Alert, entitled "How to Protect Your Memory and Brain Health," is writte...

Can a Smile Reduce Stress?
August 2, 2012 Posted by Editor
Can a Smile Reduce Stress?

A new study by scientists at the University of Kansas has found that a smile on your face - especially a genuine one using both mouth and eye muscles - may help lower heart rate after stressful activities. The new study, led by Sarah D. Pressman, Ph...

Smart Phone Apps & Social Networking Help Lose Weight, Evidence Suggests
May 14, 2012 Posted by Editor
Smart Phone Apps & Social Networking Help Lose Weight, Evidence Suggests

During a session at the 19th European Congress on Obesity in Lyon, France on Thursday, May 10, Dr. Robert Pretlow of the Research Institute, eHealth International in Seattle, Washington, presented evidence suggesting that social networking and new smar...

Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds
April 18, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 r...

Electronic Health Records Can Relieve Caregiver Stress; A Caregiver Tells Her Story
February 17, 2012 Posted by Editor
Electronic Health Records Can Relieve Caregiver Stress; A Caregiver Tells Her Story

Cynthia Whisker, a social service coordinator who counsels families and seniors about how to handle the stress of caregiving for their loved ones, has herself become a caregiver for her husband. Her husband underwent both a liver transplant and heart ...

New Survey Links Caregiver Stress to Unhealthy Behaviors & Chronic Disease
February 11, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 adult...

Some Vertigo Associated with Migranes
January 6, 2012 Posted by Editor

Some dizziness (vertigo) is associated with migrane headaches. If you are experiencing dizziness or headaches, you should see your doctor for a diagnosis and potential treatment. For an introduction, see this video on Migranes and Vertigo, from the M...

Addressing Caregiver Burnout
December 2, 2011 Posted by Contributing Author
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 column, Ask Dr. Z...

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Handling a Sense of Guilt:
Blame the disease, not the person, when caregiving gets frustrating
November 25, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

By Angela Lunde, Mayo Clinic health education outreach coordinator Another perspective that can be helpful: i.e. separate the disease from the person and the person from the behaviors. Doing this helps you see that it's the disease, not the pe...

So Far Away
October 5, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

20 Questions for Long-distance Caregivers. And Caregiver Basics: What You Should Do (or Think About Doing).  Some good ideas. Plus how is it that long-distance caregiving makes me feel so guilty all the time? I thought being so far away would be e...

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Taking Control of Your Caregiving Situation:
Tips to Stop Unsolicited Mail, Phone Calls and E-mail, issued by FTC
April 30, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
Tips to Stop Unsolicited Mail, Phone Calls and E-mail, issued by FTC

Is your mailbox full of junk mail? Are you tired of telemarketers bothering you or your senior loved one? Is your e-mail inbox filling up with spam e-mails that make it difficult for you to find the important e-mails? The U.S. Federal Trade Co...

Multitasking Does Not Work; If You Think You are Good at It, Your Personality May be Deceiving You, Study Suggests
January 24, 2013 Posted by Editor
Multitasking Does Not Work; If You Think You are Good at It, Your Personality May be Deceiving You, Study Suggests

A new study published January 23 in the medical journal PLOS One has found that whether you engage in multitasking has more to do with your personality than your actual ability to multitask. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of...

President Obama Delivers a Message of Hope & Inspiration to Women as Commencement Speaker at Barnard College
May 15, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 wom...

New Survey Links Caregiver Stress to Unhealthy Behaviors & Chronic Disease
February 11, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 adult...

Some Caregiving Questions Answered
December 7, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Caregiving expert, Elinor Ginzler, former AARP Senior Vice President for Livable Communities addresses some questions: Who are caregivers in America today? What are the challenges of being a family caregiver? How can families prepare for the ine...

Menopause Care for Caregivers - Female & Male
August 27, 2011 Posted by Editor
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...

What Would Help You Most as a Caregiver?
April 1, 2011 Posted by Editor

Please take a minute to answer a few questions (anonymously) that will help us learn and let others know what most concerns family caregiver and what would most help family caregivers. Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world's ...

Coordinating Care for Caregivers
March 1, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Watch Dr. Ronan Factora from the Cleveland Clinic Discovery Health video»

Video: Tips on How to Care for Your Older Parent & Avoid Caregiver Burnout
January 17, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

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 some help...

Caregiving Basics: A Document Organizer
January 3, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Can you put your hands on important documents you will need as a primary caregiver? Here's a helpful to-do list to help you locate, create, or revise important papers. From the National Caregivers Library: See »

Fact Sheet : Dementia, Caregiving and Controlling Frustration
October 5, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

Some helpful ways of dealing with frustration. Read more at the Family Caregiver Alliance (National Center on Caregiving)>>>

Caregiver’s Checklist
October 5, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

A caregiver checklist of medical, legal and financial concerns for someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Read more from the Area Agency on Aging>>>

See more on Taking Control of Your Caregiving Situation

See also, Practical Tips & Skills for Family Caregivers

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Maintaining Equanimity & A Positive Attitude:
Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare®
November 21, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 to better the lives o...

Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50
September 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
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-...

Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds
April 18, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 r...

Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare™
November 24, 2011 Posted by Editor
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 those around th...

Will You Care For Me? Feel the Compassion & Love of a Caregiver in Response to This Touching Song
November 19, 2011 Posted by Editor
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 need, are sometimes forgotten....

Healthy Aging Tips
August 4, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

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...

Laughter Found to Create Health Benefits Similar to Those of Exercise
May 8, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor
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 conduc...

Successful Tips With Difficult Aging Parents
January 27, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

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 to the job? Here are a few helpful tips from...

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate the Joys of Caregiving
December 27, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 ...

Emotional Challenges of Caregiving
October 5, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 an...

How To Stay Positive – Three Tips for Caregivers
October 5, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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

What Caregivers Need To Know
October 5, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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 caretake...

Finding the Balance Between Work and Caregiving
October 4, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

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

See more on Maintaining Equanimity & A Positive Attitude

See also Social Interaction & A Sense of Connection With Others: Social Wellness

And see Other Areas of Wellness: Emotional, Ethical/ Spiritual & Vocational Wellness

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Taking Time Off & Restoring Balance
To Your Life:
Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!
July 3, 2013 Posted by Editor
Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!

As we all know, Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States.  It is a day on which we celebrate the founding and independence of our nation.  The Declaration of Independence, declaring independence from the Kingdo...

Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare®
November 21, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 to better the lives o...

Thank a Caregiver Week, Nov. 4-10, Sponsored by National Parkinson Foundation
October 14, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 for some...

Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress
October 1, 2012 Posted by Editor
Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress

A new analysis of studies involving 118,696 participants, conducted by Donald Edmundson, PhD, a professor at Columbia University Medical Center, and colleagues, has found that self-reported perceived stress was associated with a 27% higher risk of coro...

Is Stress at Work Adding to Your Stress as a Family Caregiver?
September 22, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 adding to your burden...

Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50
September 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
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-...

Tips to Celebrate a Safe and Happy Fourth of July and Enjoy the Outdoors Safely
July 4, 2012 Posted by Editor
Tips to Celebrate a Safe and Happy Fourth of July and Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

This Fourth of July will be the 236th birthday of the United States of America. To help you celebrate safely, the U.S. Government has posted a number of resources at USA.gov, the U.S. government's official web portal, and on other government websites....

Mother's Day Kicks Off National Women's Health Week, May 13-19, 2012
May 12, 2012 Posted by Editor
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. This annual ob...

Addressing Caregiver Burnout
December 2, 2011 Posted by Contributing Author
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 column, Ask Dr. Z...

Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare™
November 24, 2011 Posted by Editor
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 those around th...

How To Stay Healthy On A Cruise
July 4, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Concerned about seasickness or cruise ship outbreaks of norovirus? Watch these videos for some helpful tips for a safe and healthy cruise vacation from the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease (NCEZID)» CDC Video P...

Editors Seek Caregivers' Stories for New Chicken Soup for Caregivers Book
May 17, 2011 Posted by Editor
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 for the Soul: Fami...

Laughter Found to Create Health Benefits Similar to Those of Exercise
May 8, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor
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 conduc...

Stay healthy by taking a vacation
February 9, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Watch a short video on why taking a vacation is healthy, and which cities put work before health and health before work» Video by Discovery Health, in partnership with Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Allen Weiss, a family medicine physician

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Other Caregiver Survival Tips:
Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors
December 31, 2013 Posted by Editor
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, 2012. Happy New Year! Now is the exhilarating time for a new beginning -- the time to make New Years resolutions for the coming year! Have you tho...

Baby Boomers Not as Healthy as Their Parents, New Research Finds
February 5, 2013 Posted by Editor
Baby Boomers Not as Healthy as Their Parents, New Research Finds

New research reported in the February 4 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, has found that, “Despite their longer life expectancy over previous generations, U.S. baby boomers have higher rates of chronic di...

Be Aware of Health Frauds Online
November 7, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor
Be Aware of Health Frauds Online

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns consumers to be careful when buying medicine and other health products online. They advise that some websites sell medicine that may not be safe and could put your health at risk. They also caution “I...

Signs That a Headache Could be Dangerous, Featured in Johns Hopkins Health Alert
October 17, 2012 Posted by Editor
Signs That a Headache Could be Dangerous, Featured in Johns Hopkins Health Alert

In a Health Alert published October 17, 2012 by Johns Hopkins, Peter Goadsby, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist who is director of the Headache Center at the University of California at San Francisco, lists some of the signs and symptoms that may indicate a h...

Thank a Caregiver Week, Nov. 4-10, Sponsored by National Parkinson Foundation
October 14, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 for some...

Is Stress at Work Adding to Your Stress as a Family Caregiver?
September 22, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 adding to your burden...

Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50
September 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
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-...

Tips to Celebrate a Safe and Happy Fourth of July and Enjoy the Outdoors Safely
July 4, 2012 Posted by Editor
Tips to Celebrate a Safe and Happy Fourth of July and Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

This Fourth of July will be the 236th birthday of the United States of America. To help you celebrate safely, the U.S. Government has posted a number of resources at USA.gov, the U.S. government's official web portal, and on other government websites....

Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC
May 28, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 are now caring for, through our deeds and our li...

FDA Provides Resources for National Women's Check-Up Day - May 14 - and National Women's Health Week
May 13, 2012 Posted by Editor
FDA Provides Resources for National Women's Check-Up Day - May 14 - and National Women's Health Week

May 14 is National Women's Check-Up Day. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other federal agencies urge all women to have preventive health screenings and check-ups to care for their he...

Mother's Day Kicks Off National Women's Health Week, May 13-19, 2012
May 12, 2012 Posted by Editor
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. This annual ob...

Alzheimer's Community Care Announces 2012 Alzheimer's Educational Conference May 31-June 1, 2012
May 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
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...

New Survey Links Caregiver Stress to Unhealthy Behaviors & Chronic Disease
February 11, 2012 Posted by Editor
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 adult...

You’re Never Too Old to Exercise
December 9, 2011 Posted by Editor
You’re Never Too Old to Exercise

"Only about 30% of people ages 45 to 64 say they engage in regular leisure-time physical activity, and this falls to 25% of those between the ages of 65 and 74 and 11% of people age 85 and older," the National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U....

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