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These Three Behaviors Might Be Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Helping Loved Ones with Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

When you can’t place a name or you forget why you walked into a room, have you ever wondered “Is it Alzheimer’s?” In fact, memory loss can be caused by many different factors, from normal aging to stress, drug side effects, excessive drinking and brain injury. So should you worry? […]

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Our Family of the Month – June 2013

Our June Family of the Month

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a caregiver or family of the month that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. After Ava’s diagnosis with cancer in 2012 and an unexpected and extended stay in the hospital, Jeff and Janell, Ava’s parents, used CaringBridge. Primarily using […]

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Pets Can Make Caregiving Easier

Pets can ease the burden of caregivers

Dogs, cats and other pets are more than loving, cute companions. Studies have shown that their presence can benefit a person’s physical and mental well-being. Simply being around a pet can help people lower their blood pressure and reduce stress. Inspiring a Positive Mood Animals can also help combat loneliness, […]

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If You’re a Caregiver, Try these Techniques to Relieve Stress.

There are many ways to manage the stress of caregiving.

Caring for another person is stressful. Whether you’re the main caregiver or one of several, helping someone who is ill or recovering can exact an emotional toll. In fact, one American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) study found that about one in three caregivers rate their stress level as “high”. […]

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Power to the Patient

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As a patient coping with a health event, you have to deal not only with your body changing drastically — sometimes suddenly and sometimes gradually — but also with a significant loss of self. Your independence is often compromised, and family members cluck and fret and frequently talk over you […]

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