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Knowing the Signs and How to Avoid Senior Anxiety

Does an older adult you love struggle with enjoying activities or sleeping well, or are they experiencing memory problems? Before chalking it up to the common effects of growing older, consider another common culprit: anxiety. It’s a common occurrence in older adults, but there are effective ways to help them avoid senior anxiety. In addition …

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Step-By-Step Guide: What To Do When a Loved One Dies

After losing a member of the family, the very last thing you want to do is complete a list of to-dos. The pain and loss alone are overwhelming enough. Taking the time to sort out your grief is crucial. Yet there are, unfortunately, a number of tasks that need to be handled, at various intervals …

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Understanding the Risks of Emotional Empathy in Family Caregiving

Empathy is, obviously, a crucial characteristic of effective caregiving. The ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes helps you to better meet their needs. However, there is one particular type of empathy you need to understand as a caregiver in order to protect your own overall health: emotional empathy. Emotional empathy takes caring to …

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Top Things to Avoid During Chemotherapy Treatments

The benefits of chemotherapy are irrefutable and can save someone’s life. However during the process of destroying harmful cancer cells, noncancerous cells can be in the crossfire, leading to challenging side effects. The physician will offer guidelines on what cancer patients need to do to reduce these effects, but it is just as important to …

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Maintaining a Sense of Purpose While Aging

What is it that gets you up out of bed every morning? If you’re a member of the sandwich generation, taking care of both younger and older loved ones, your list is likely quite extensive! As the nest empties, however, it becomes crucial to redefine our identity and discover new ways to establish purpose while …

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Break Out of an Ordinary Caregiver Routine With These Tips

It’s hard to admit but even harder to avoid. Becoming bored with your role as family caregiver is a very common response to spending a great deal of time together, completing exactly the same tasks, participating in exactly the same activities, and running out of interesting conversation topics. This is not by any means associated …

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