Category 'Caregiving'

Falls Are No. 1 Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries; Dementia Care Costs More Than Cancer and Heart Disease

These and other stories are in the September edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Making the Decision to Serve as a Family Caregiver; Medications Seniors Take May Impair Driving

These and other stories are in the August edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Spouse Caregivers Receive Less Help; Differences Between Home Care Agencies and Registries

These and other stories are in the July edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Skype Is the New Prozac

Medical and social researchers are investigating a new form of depression assistance for older adults – personal counseling via computer screen.

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Home Care Can Combat Loneliness; Needs of Those With Alzheimer’s Aren’t Met

These and other stories are in the June edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Elderly Deny Hearing Loss, Resist Wearing Hearing Aids

The National Institutes of Health estimates some degree of hearing loss in one-third of U.S. people ages 65 to 75 and in almost half of people over age 75.

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Tensions Surface in Caregiving Stepfamilies

A study from the University of Michigan finds that women who remarry later in life and care for their husbands dealing with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia experience a lack of support from their partners’ children.

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Elderly Loved Ones Resist Asking for Help

When seniors realize their world now involves less doing and more asking for help, they may sense they are a burden and vow to keep silent about needing assistance.

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Empty Nest No Longer Exists, According to Study

In a study, parents in their 40s and 50s elicited a mix of joy, frustration, exhaustion and uncertainty in actively assisting both young and older family members.

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Can Caregivers Get a Good Night's Sleep?

These and other stories are in the March edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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