Overworked Family Caregivers; Ovarian Cancer Symptoms and Risk Factors

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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When Family Caregiving Is Your Second Job

Balancing your job and a loved one's care can be a recipe for stress!

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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Doubles Fall Risk

Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a common complaint among elders (up to 15 percent of individuals experience difficulties) and is associated with a twofold increased risk for falls.

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Include Care Support in Your Retirement Planning

The reality is, no matter what steps we take to avoid chronic illness and disability, there are no guarantees.

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Suffer From Insomnia? You May Be at Higher Risk for Strokes

There are many downsides to missing out on a good night’s sleep – cognitive decline, weight fluctuations and now, according to a research study published in the journal Stroke, higher risk of strokes.

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Home Care Supports Our Senior Neighbors

Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, National Night Out was designed to promote safety and crime prevention—and it also has proven to be a great way for neighbors to get to know each other better.

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Fighting Food Infection

Those molds and invisible germs in the fridge can actually kill you, particularly if you are over age 65. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every year in the United States, about 48 million people are sickened from eating contaminated food – 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die.

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Connecting With Dementia Patients Through Touch

A woman describes her attempts to connect with her father whose Alzheimer’s had advanced to the point that he was semi-comatose most of the time.

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Experts Predict a Growing Population of “Elder Orphans”

While many of our readers are serving as family caregivers or have done so in the past, a Caring Right at Home poll showed that only 25 percent are confident they would have an adequate family support system if they were to need care in the future.

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After Health Scare, Parents Turn to Adult Children

According to a recent study performed by researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, older parents are more likely to turn to their adult children for help after experiencing a major health scare.

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