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5 tips to help Caregivers assist with ADLs

Activities of Daily Living, or ADLs, are routine activities that people tend to do everyday such as eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, walking and continence. According to the 2015 AARP Caregiving in the US report, almost 60 percent of caregivers assist their loved one with at least one ADL. Helping with an ADL can be challenging and sometimes result in frustration for both the caregiver and the recipient of care. Below are tips you can use to make completing ADLs a little … [Read more...]

4 tips for caregivers as communicators: what caregivers should know

Being a caregiver requires more than just helping to provideĀ basic needs forĀ a loved one; it often also means being the primary communicator with healthcare profressionals and advocate with community services or government agencies on behalf of the recipient. According to the 2015 report on Caregiving in the US, 63 percent of caregivers communicate with health care professionals, and 50 percent advocate for their recipient. All Care knows the importance of communicating effectively with health … [Read more...]

Creating a care-life balance

The theme for the 2015 National Family Caregivers month is Respite: Care for the Caregivers, which brings the focus of caregiving to the caregiver, and the importance of taking care of oneself while also prioritizing the needs of another person. Being a caregiver often means putting self care on the back burner, but we all know that by taking better care of oneself, we are better able to care for others. The Caregiver Action Network offers these 10 tips for family caregivers on how to make … [Read more...]

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Day in and day out, family members care for loved ones who need help due to a health issue or illness. Throughout the month of November, the nation thanks and honors these diligent caregivers by recognizing their efforts during National Family Caregivers Month. Caregivers provide countless hours of medical care, financial and emotional support, and more as they balance their own work, health, and relationships. Because caregivers face a variety of demands, the theme for this year's … [Read more...]

How to compare signs of Alzheimer’s and typical age-related memory loss

Memory loss that disrupts daily life is a warning sign for Alzheimer's Disease. According to the Alzheimer's Association, "One of the most common signs of Alzheimer's is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; increasingly needing to rely on memory aids (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own." Some … [Read more...]