Category Archives: Caregiver Resources

4 Tips for Caregiving for a Loved One With Cancer

Caring for an older loved one with cancer is not an easy task. However, it’s something that you likely feel is important for you to do, even with its emotional and logistical challenges. To help make caregiving for a loved one with cancer a little easier, here are a few tips: 1. Learn all that…
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What Are the Different Forms of Dementia?

When someone talks about a loved one or acquaintance with memory loss and confusion, they may typically say that the person has Alzheimer’s disease. However, did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is actually just one form of memory loss? Although Alzheimer’s is the most common type of memory loss, it’s not the only one. Alzheimer’s…
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Why Does Alzheimer’s Disease Affect More Women Than Men?

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s, which is a form of dementia, affects about 5.5 million Americans, according to the National Institute on Aging. Most of those who have it are age 65 or older, and about two-thirds of them are women. In fact, women in their 60s are twice as likely to develop…
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4 Vitamins and Minerals Needed by Seniors

As you get older, your body’s need for certain vitamins and minerals change. This can happen for several reasons: Your metabolism slows down, so you may have less of an appetite. This can affect your nutrition.Food may taste different—in particular, sweet and salty flavors are the first to diminish with age. This can change what…
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Caregivers: 6 Tips to Help With Your Mental Health

If you’re a caregiver, you may find it rewarding and challenging to care for a senior loved one who needs your help. However, the many hours of physical and emotional stress that come with caregiving can add up, taking a toll on your mental health. This could lead you to feel burnt out, so you’re…
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Older Adults Can Get ADHD, Too

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has become so commonly known, it’s often now just called ADD or ADHD. You may know a kid or has it, or you may even have a kid who has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. However, did you know that ADHD can also occur in older adults? Just like having ADHD can…
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