Care Givers

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Caregiving needs increase as older adults approach the end of life

Dying adults in the United States have 2.5 people assisting them, on average, according to a new study. Yet those caring for adults at the …

Caregivers need a listening ear, rather than a helping hand

Should one offer a listening ear or an extra pair of hands to a stressed out caregiver torn between work and caregiving responsibilities?<p>A recent …

Emotions

When caregiving becomes too much

Andrea GallagherOver the years, I’ve watched family caregivers perform heroic acts in caring for their loved ones. I’ve seen spouses and adult …

Gut bacteria may help slow aging

Supplements derived from a gut bacteria might one day pave the way for slowing down the aging process, scientists say.<p>Researchers identified a …

Aging population can see need for changes

Since I’m a senior and most of my medical practice involves seniors, I know that our eyesight and reflexes deteriorate as we age. With the increasing …

As more families affected by Alzheimer's, caregivers also suffer, study finds

When Mary Beth Lewis talks about the beginning of her mother’s long journey with Alzheimer’s disease, one memory will always stick out.<p>“I was leaving …

Working Women, Aging Parents: Some Advice For Caregiving Daughters

Millions of women in this country are caring for an aging parent and for many, it’s not going so well, writes Liz O'Donnell. Where is the advice and …

Parenting

Weiss: Assistance to Employee Caregivers Good for Everyone’s Bottom Line

Inside Man<p><b>Russell Carey -</b> A name few outside of Brown’s campus know, but Carey is the power source at the Providence Ivy League institution.<p>Today, …

Education

Burden of care for elderly afflicted with dementia falls mostly on women

After Steve Williams’ dementia worsened a year ago, his wife, Noree, quit her job as a school music teacher to care full time for her husband of 46 …

Dementia

Family Caregiving: Adult children need to get involved in caregiving

“(Mrs.) Schwartz is 78. While she thinks her husband does better at home — ‘He’s getting 24-hour attention, and you don’t get that in a nursing …

When Loved Ones Die At Home, Family Caregivers Pay The Price

This is not the work of a benevolent medical system.<p>Are you forgetful?<p>Research Study enrolling Patients with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s. Help now.<p>Increasingly, people are dying at home, which sounds like a good thing. For years, Americans have told researchers and anyone else who would listen that …

Health Care

Alzheimer's Caregivers: Isolated And Needing Help

Fifteen million Americans care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and two-thirds of them feel isolated or alone in that difficult endeavor.<p>That’s one finding of a survey released today by the Alzheimer’s Association, which also revealed that 84% of the caregivers would like more …

Dementia

Male family caregivers: A population needing support

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts<p>Mike Festa<p>What’s your image of a caregiver? If you envisioned a middle-aged woman, one who is caring …

What The Future Of Caregiving Looks Like

Expect a caregiving environment rich in technology in the not-so-distant future. But along with that, there’ll be an emphasis on human connection to counter the devastating health effects of social isolation on older people.<p>This month, we’ve been marking the fifth anniversary of Next Avenue, but …

Emotions

Caregiving responsibilities hindering retirement savings

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Let's celebrate aging fathers this coming June

As we prepare to begin the month of June, we can't help but look forward to a month full of happy fathers, for this is where their day lies. As it is …

Caregivers can feel deep sense of guilt

As caregiver for an individual with Alzheimers disease or dementia, it is easy to feel exhausted and overwhelmed.<p>Help with caregiving …

Caring for a loved one? Care for yourself, too

Michael Sloss’ mother was diagnosed with dementia about five years ago, and his father a year after that.<p>Now Sloss and his brother care for both of …

Family caregiver needs recognition from siblings

I realize that my siblings, because they live out of town, can't do much for our parents. All that I ask for is a pat on the back now and then for …

Parenting

Lessons learned: A mother’s love can last a lifetime

When my mother was diagnosed with cancer in 1993, I was about the least likely family member qualified to be her caregiver. Truth be known, I was …

Love

Workers at care facilities not paid minimum wage or OT, report says

Thousands of workers at California residential care facilities for the elderly are not paid minimum wage or overtime, work 24-hour shifts and receive little training — workplace conditions that contribute to poor quality of care at facilities across the state, according to a report released Tuesday …

The real financial costs of caregiving

Seven years of caring for her ailing mother have left Heather Boldon broke and scared about her own financial future.<p>Boldon was a Minneapolis …

Minneapolis

A dog in every lap

HORNELL — One organization is looking to fill the dog and cat shaped hole in the hearts of seniors.<p>Faith in Action, an interfaith volunteer …

Dogs

Caregiving crisis unfolds, communities urged to mobilize

"They're not getting a living wage," concluded Val Swanson.<p>At another table the debate was about taking care of one's own health, but some …

Aging

Daily Dose Of Cannabis May Protect And Heal The Brain From Effects Of Aging

Despite your average Shaggy and Scooby-style stereotypes, researchers believe that cannabis could actually help to sharpen our minds later in life.<p>Researchers at the University of Bonn and Hebrew University have discovered that low, regular doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the main …

The Brain

Forget the stereotypes; study finds men increasingly are caregivers

During the years when Michael Lewis' mother declined with Lewy body dementia, his father took care of her. When she got too sick to stay home, James …

Philadelphia

Senators Collins, Baldwin Introduce RAISE Family Caregivers Act | United States Senate Special Committee on Aging

Majority Press<p>The bipartisan legislation would establish a national strategy to support family caregivers.<p><b>Washington, D.C. -</b> U.S. Senators Susan …

U.S. Congress

Growing number of seniors may face lack of caregivers

Pam Williams stopped mid-conversation Wednesday to turn and check on her mother, Patsy.<p>The walls of their Port Huron home's living room are covered …

Alzheimer's Disease