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
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
From Alzheimer’s Reading Room The caregiver begins to acquire empathy by asking how, why, what. How is the person who is deeply forgetful feeling? Why is the person who is deeply forgetful acting this way? What do they need? Learning How to Communicate with Someone Living with Alzheimer’s The only way the
Celebrations don’t need to end or even dim because someone has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.  Even after the death of a loved one, I believe that, on special occasions , such as Valentine’s Day, pretending it isn’t happening just dishonors that the love ever existed. So what do you do
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