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How to Spot a Guilt-Tripper

s caregivers, we often feel guilty for losing our tempers, for having negative feelings toward our care receivers, or for wanting a little time for ourselves. Unless you have intentionally inflicted physical or emotional pain on someone else, however, guilt is not an appropriate response.

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Friendship Village (Dean Dellaria) and Greenfields of Geneva (Julio Macias)

Guests Dean Dellaria from Friendship Village and Julio Macias from Greenfields discuss their Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Schaumburg and Geneva respectively.

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Diane, a family caregiver for Dad who is a Right At Home client, calls from Arizona to describe her decision making process

Diane, a family caregiver for Dad who is a Right At Home client, calls from Arizona to describe her decision making process for selecting home care and their home care experience over the past 4 years. We are joined today by guest host, Jeanie Madden, the Intake Specialist at Right at Home in Roselle.

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The Upside of Empty Nesting

What benefits of empty nesting are most appealing to you?

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Home Remedies for Aches and Pains of Aging

A 2012 National Health Interview Study found that 11.2 percent of adults report having daily pain.

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Susan Worline, Director of Business Development and Sharron Mayes, Community Relations Manager discuss Peace Hospice and Palliative Care

Susan Worline, Director of Business Development and Sharron Mayes, Community Relations Manager discuss Peace Hospice and Palliative Care.

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Senior Women and Arthritic Thumb

Arthritis is a condition that wears down and destroys a joint in the body. Degenerative wear-and-tear arthritis known as osteoarthritis is the type of arthritis that most commonly affects the thumb.

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Jean Llamas and Dan Medina from Care Navigators discuss geriatric care management

Long distance family members hire a geriatric care manager on an ongoing basis to oversee their loved one's care. Geriatric care managers alleviate unnecessary stress to long distance families by resolving complex healthcare issues in real time. The geriatric care manager will navigate cost-effective solutions to save money and precious time.

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Legal Issues for Family Caregivers; Is Yoga Safe for Seniors With Joint Pain?

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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Are Men’s Brains Smaller Than Women’s?

A Mayo Clinic study of 1,246 men and women between ages 30 and 95—with normal cognitive function—shows that the brain’s memory region, the hippocampus, shrinks more for men than women, especially past age 60.

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