20
Aug

Five Steps for Preventing Caregiver Stress

Being a caregiver is a rewarding experience, but anyone who has served in this capacity will tell you that it is also extremely stressful at times. We recently explored the risk factors for and signs of caregiver stress. If you are a caregiver, we urge you to be aware and to take steps to protect yourself against…
20
Aug

How to Spot the Signs of Caregiver Stress

In the United States, more than 40 million people serve as unpaid caregivers of adults over the age of 65. Sixty percent of these individuals are also employed in the workforce. Most have other household responsibilities, including maintaining a home and raising children. Most who provide unpaid caregiving are doing so for family members. Caregiving can be…
20
Aug

Back to School: 7 Tips for Lifetime Learners

For students and teachers all over our area, August means back to school. As we age, this time of year may seem less relevant, but it’s a good reminder that learning is good for you no matter your age. In fact, research indicates that those who continue to learn as they age are less affected by the…
20
Aug

Five Hot Summer Tips for Seniors

As we age, many of us enjoy wonderful summertime memories. What fun it is to remember swimming with friends, camping or fishing trips with family, warm nights on the front porch, homemade ice cream, fireworks, and all the carefree fun that summer brings. However, summer temperatures present unique challenges for aging individuals and their caregivers. The St.…
20
Aug

Four Things To Do Before Vacationing Without Your Aging Loved One

We’ve been telling you for weeks now – summertime is vacation time. A staggering number of American workers do not take their vacation time, leading to burnout, stress and other negative consequences on their physical and emotional health. This is a well-recognized problem in the healthcare industry, as well as among employers and workers. Meanwhile, around 44…

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