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Posts tagged with 'caregivers advice'

Hospitals Can Be Dangerous – Tips to Protect Your Loved Ones From Infections and Accidents.

Thanks to a wealth of great medical websites, we’ve never had access to more knowledge about health conditions and treatment choices. However, the average caretaker or advocate knows much less about potentially-harmful complications known as “Hospital Acquired Conditions,” or “HACs” that can be dangerous — even deadly. National Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 3-9 and shines a light on the […]

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Tips for Meaningful Visits to People with Memory Loss

If you are a caregiver for someone who is suffering memory loss, it may fall on you to schedule visits with other family members. For those who are not used to the changing behaviors conditions such as Dementia or Alzheimer’s can bring, a visit can feel intimidating and unfamiliar. Here are some caregiving tips to help make each visit more […]

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Caregiving: How long can I do this?

When was the last time you listened to birds singing? Or noticed tree leaf buds bursting open on a spring day? Or enjoyed the laughter of children? Can’t remember? That may mean you’re caring too much for other people and cheating yourself out of living your life. You also may be cheating yourself out of your health. Caregiving can be […]

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Pressed for Time? Here’s How Busy Caregivers can Eat Healthier

Pressed for time? Here’s How Busy Caregivers can Eat to Reach Good Health. Eating healthy food is important to maintaining your energy and well-being, especially when you’re taking care of others. Sometimes the world feels like a fast-paced rat race. Between your morning routine, job, family, and taking care of the loved ones in your life, planning meals and snacks […]

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Spreading the culture of caring

Following my mother’s battle with cancer, the question that arose for me was, what do I do with all of this? “This” being all of the feelings of loss, pain, missed moments, and the big unanswered question — why? I had to decide how I would harness and use this experience. I chose to embrace and act upon the gifts […]

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Top 3 reasons why I’m a martyr…not a caregiver

Why do I refuse to fall into the category called “CAREGIVER?” There are several reasons I never want to be a caregiver. I started collecting them over a decade ago when I first encountered the term. This list wasn’t a conscious effort, it was born out of a cringing response to brochures and advice handed to me with the challenges […]

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