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5 Benefits of Pet Therapy for Seniors

5 Benefits of Pet Therapy for Seniors

Anyone who loves animals recognizes how special the bond of a pet can be. Pets provide unconditional love, easy companionship and a sense of purpose for people of all ages. Pets have also been shown to be an invaluable tool for helping older adults ...
Why Early Dementia Detection Can Make a Difference

Why Early Dementia Detection Can Make a Difference

A dementia diagnosis is no small thing. It’s a profoundly life-changing situation, and affects a myriad number of people, not just the individual who’s diagnosed. Dementia is still often misunderstood, and many people are afraid of developing it or ...
Why Sundowning Syndrome Worsens in the Winter

Why Sundowning Syndrome Worsens in the Winter

Sundowning is a symptom – actually, a group of symptoms – that occurs in individuals with dementia usually at the end of the daylight hours. It results in increased agitation, confusion, mood swings, irritation and sometimes hallucinations and ...
Coping with Caregiver Anger and Frustration

Coping with Caregiver Anger and Frustration

“You’re a hero,” they say. “You’re a selfless angel,” they say. Sure, caregiving is an act of love … but sometimes, you wish people would just stop talking about it. Do they know how hard it is to keep your cool when your mother asks you the same ...
Finding Caregiver Joy Amid Winter Woes

Finding Caregiver Joy Amid Winter Woes

We’ve all experienced how gloomy the winter months can be. Once all the holidays are done and the decorations are put away, we’re left with short days, cold nights and bad weather for a seemingly endless amount of time. It’s no wonder that winter can be ...
How to Support Your Spouse Who’s a Caregiver

How to Support Your Spouse Who’s a Caregiver

Dementia affects more than just the individual and their caretaker. It also affects their entire circle of friends and family members. If you’re not a caregiver yourself, but you’re married to someone who is, you may find yourself wondering how you can ...
Action Plan for Being a Healthy Caregiver in the New Year

Action Plan for Being a Healthy Caregiver in the New Year

The new year is a new start, and for many, that means making plans for the upcoming 12 months. If you’re a caregiver making New Year’s resolutions, getting and staying healthy should definitely be added to your list. “Yes, most people resolve to get ...
Why You Should Write a Caregiver Manifesto

Why You Should Write a Caregiver Manifesto

Being a caregiver is a selfless act. It’s also an act that brings exhaustion, being overwhelmed and losing a sense of identity. Most caregivers are family members, meaning they are unpaid – and also untrained. “There’s no real way to understand ...
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