Breaking News

Family Caregiving is making headlines across the country.  There are more than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, who currently provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one.1

With almost 30% of the US population affected by caregiver, it’s crucial to stay on top of the latest breaking news in the industry.  Below is a list we’ve compiled of some recent stories and headlines that may affect you.

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5 Ways to Deal With Caregiver Stress

Here’s how to take care of yourself while taking care of a loved one. Read More >

 

The Club Sandwich Generation: Caregiving at 70

You’ve heard of the Sandwich Generation — those who tend to be between 40 and 50 years old who are sandwiched between aging parents who need help and their own children. We, on the other hand, are the Club Sandwich Generation — in our 50s, 60s, and 70s, sandwiched between our own aging parents, our adult children, and our grandchildren. Read More >

 

Tips for Health and Sanity that Every Caregiver Needs

If it seems we are facing an epidemic of parent care and spousal care needs, it’s true. We are. You’ve probably heard the statistic that approximately 10,000 baby boomers reach age 65 every day. And with that milestone, age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart disease and other conditions occur more frequently. Read More >

 

It’s Time to Champion Unpaid Family Caregivers

They are the backbone of in-home care for their loved ones. Read More >

New & Noteworthy
The Irmo News: Dr. Carlos W. Gibbons has been awarded the 2016 Poet of the Year Award by the PoetryFest Foundation. Gibbons has a poem in the 2016 PoetryFest Publication, “On the Wings of Angels,” and has been cited as one of PoetryFest’s brightest poetry stars. Gibbons is a native
Leeza Gibbons knows firsthand of the devastation that Alzheimer’s disease can cause a family. After the loss of her grandmother and the diagnosis of her mother, Leeza and her family created the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation to meet the growing needs of those impacted by memory disorders. Interviewed by Winn
Alzheimer’s disease directly affects parts of the brain responsible for communication. Patients find it harder to both understand others and explain themselves. Patients also begin to forget the names of once familiar objects such as watches or pens. Early in the disease, people with Alzheimer’s are often able to hide
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