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Talk to an employer about caregiving support

One of the biggest symptoms of caregiver burnout is a deep feeling of isolation, and the sense that one has to tough it out alone. Individuals often give up careers, social lives and persona...

May 19, 2011

Kevin Magna

Do something special for caregivers on Mother’s Day

When it comes to caring for loved ones, women are the ones who are most likely to bear the responsibility. ...

May 5, 2011

Alan Wu

Caregiver points to yoga as stress relief for sandwich generation

Lisa Moore knows exactly what it's like to be part of the sandwich generation - in addition to caring for her 88-year-old mother, who has Alzheimer's, she is raising her 17-year-old daughter...

March 31, 2011

david_meistrell

Unsupported caregivers suffer “40 percent increase in mortality rate”

In Richmond County, North Carolina, a class has recently been formed that aims to help caregivers who are currently looking after older parents with Alzheimer's disease....

March 22, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

Family members, elderly alert system can help primary caregivers

When a senior needs more help during old age, the responsibilities usually fall on the shoulders of one family member....

January 14, 2011

Kevin Magna

Government program, medical alarm can keep veterans independent

A current initiative, The Veterans' Connections Community Living Program, is working to aid families who are taking care of a retired soldier....

January 11, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

Medical alert system, day care programs help caregivers

Caring for a spouse or parent with dementia is often a difficult and emotionally exhausting task, especially when one has other responsibilities as well. ...

January 6, 2011

david_meistrell

Minnesota group provides support to caregivers

For years, the Nobles County RSVP group of Minnesota has assigned senior volunteers to different community service projects, but a new grant has allowed the organization to expand its servic...

December 7, 2010

Jasmine Phu

Medical alert system can help balance care between parents and children

Many baby boomers who are trying to raise children have also experienced a role reversal when it comes to their own parents. Millions across the country are part of the so-called sandwich ge...

November 24, 2010

david_meistrell

Medical alert system can help caregiving spouses

In 2002, Ralph Conte and his wife, Norma, moved to a new home and he noticed that she couldn't seem to remember where the knives and the forks were, even after three months, according to The...

November 15, 2010

Alan Wu

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