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On ElderCare’s blog, we write a lot about the experiences of family caregivers. Today, we want to take time to define exactly what this role is. What does it mean to be a “family caregiver?” Understanding what this term means and what family caregivers do can help identify your role in relation to your aging parents.
Take time to think about why your parents are acting the way they are and keep this in mind when responding to them.
In this blog, we will provide some ideas for how you can recover from the stressors of caregiving, as well as preventing caregiver burnout.
Researchers have now discovered a significant link between poor sleep and dementia, building on top of a large body of literature connecting poor sleep to memory issues. Specifically, researchers have discovered the protective qualities of deep sleep, when the brain produces slow electrical waves. This stage of sleep helps remove beta-amyloids and tau proteins, two culprits in the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Heart health and brain health go hand in hand. Did you know that there are some forms of heart disease associated with dementia and other kinds of cognitive impairment? Over time, the arteries carrying blood to the brain may narrow or become damaged, which can lead to...
Aging populations and their family caregivers face a unique challenge that many others do not face. Read ElderCare’s blog to learn more!
Time management is a crucial skill to have for all facets of life. Read ElderCare’s blog to learn more.
Caregiving for a spouse is challenging. Read ElderCare’s blog to learn ways to handle this difficult role.
Lower back pain can stop us in our tracks. Read ElderCare’s blog to learn ways to prevent lower back pain.
Exercising is beneficial for overall health. ElderCare describes some easy and safe at-home exercises.