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Medication Management for Seniors

A recent Yale study revealed that fully 75 percent of patients 65 or older don’t understand their medication routine after leaving the hospital — or they get an incorrect prescription at discharge. No wonder one of every three seniors ends up back in the hospital!  In fact, many older patients overdose on meds their first day or two at home. […]

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“Hope Conquers All” Reveals CaringBridge Founder’s Motivation With Inspiring Stories

In her new book “Hope Conquers All” (Center Street/Hachette Book Group, August 2013), Sona Mehring reveals that the illness and death of her friends’ infant in 1997 was the catalyst for the very first CaringBridge Site. Today, her nonprofit organization enables millions of people each year to share information during health events, streamlining communication between countless family members and friends. […]

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These Three Behaviors Might Be 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? Every situation is different, but a good rule of thumb […]

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Our Family of the Month – June 2013

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 their site on-the-go, they were able to create instant updates […]

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