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Loneliness Can Cause Early Death

According to research conducted at the University of Chicago, loneliness can increase the rate of death among older people by 14%. This means that loneliness has an even larger impact on a senior’s health than does obesity. Lonely older people tend to see quick rates of both physical and mental health decline. Extreme loneliness, the […]

Posted on April 17, 2015

Helping Seniors Avoid Social Isolation

A recent study published by The Journal of Primary Prevention, outlines the high incidence rate (over 40 percent) of social isolation among seniors living at home versus those living in a senior community. What’s so alarming about these findings is the fact that social isolation or loneliness has been linked to numerous negative health effects […]

Posted on March 21, 2014

Recharging your Batteries with Respite Care

You have been doing a great job caring for you aging or ill loved one, but finding time to breathe and take care of your needs can sometimes be difficult. One way to accomplish this is through respite care services. What exactly does respite care mean, and what does it provide caregivers and their loved […]

Posted on February 22, 2012

Loss of Sleep Can Lead to Loss of Memory

The importance of sleep has never been so apparent as shown by a recent study that stated “older women who suffer from sleep apnea are more than twice as likely to develop dementia as those who don’t.” Just to review, sleep apnea is a disorder in which people have one or more pauses in breathing […]

Posted on August 29, 2011

Tips to Making Caregiving Easier

Caregiving is a little like parenting. No one can really tell you how to do it. You can research and learn techniques and skills, but at the heart of the issue, it really comes down to instinctually dealing with the day to day surprises that will come from out of the blue. These are the […]

Posted on June 6, 2011

When Families Feud, Elderly Parents Lose

Like most things in life, things can become overwhelming and stressful when going through the aging continuum either directly or indirectly. If you add in fighting and disagreements with the very people who are supposed to be helping than you have a recipe for disaster. Caregiving is no different and, combined with the emotional tax; […]

Posted on April 29, 2011

Help From an Unlikely Source

When you think about caregiving, there are a lot of things that come to mind. Finances, schedules, mediations… the list is probably endless. What you don’t think about is one of your greatest resources that are closest to you. Grandchildren have always seemed to have a magical bond with their grandparents. No one really knows […]

Posted on April 26, 2011

Time Management Ideas for Caregivers

Between work, kids, spouses, parents and chores, life can seem to come at you all at once in a very overwhelming way. Add caregiving to the mix and you are in for some very tense days. It’s a good idea to take a deep breath and realize that making sure that someone else’s life is […]

Posted on April 18, 2011