5 Ways to Avoid Caregiver Burnout
Taking care of a sick loved one is physically demanding as well as mentally and emotionally exhausting. Providing care for long stretches can leave caregivers feeling overworked and under-appreciated. Stress and fatigue--combined with determination to provide exceptional care for a loved one--can lead to caregiver burnout.
How to Talk to Mom or Dad About Hospice
When facing an illness for which a cure is not possible, you and your family struggle with fear, confusion and frustration as you try to determine the best course of action.
6 Tips to Avoid Winter Depression
If you find yourself feeling depressed from late fall to early spring, you may suffer from winter depression. This is especially true if you live far north, where sunshine and warm temperatures are in short supply during the winter months.
Osteoporosis Isn’t Just a Woman’s Health Problem
Most times when we hear about the dangers of osteoporosis, the stories reference women as the victims. It is true that women are at risk for the disease. In fact, osteoporosis is believed be the reason one in three women break a bone in their lifetime.
Grief and Aging: The Impact on a Senior’s Immune System
When an older adult suffers the loss of someone close to them, it can take more than an emotional toll. Research shows grief can also compromise their immune system and make the senior more susceptible to illness. For healthcare professionals who work with older adults, this news doesn’t really come as a surprise.
Five Healthy Caregiver Resolutions for 2015
The role of family caregiver can be a demanding one. The mental, physical and emotional toll it takes on a spouse or adult child can be significant. It isn’t uncommon for caregivers to experience an injury or develop a chronic health condition of their own as a result. To help you start the new year off on a healthier foot, we have pulled together a few suggestions: