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4 Ways to Be an Even Better Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Around 15 million people in the United States are caregivers to older adults with dementia. If you’re one of them, you know how challenging being a caregiver to someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be. It can be overwhelming and take up all your time, energy, and emotional resources. Whether you know it or not, you’re probably a great caregiver. Still, it never hurts to look for ways to make the job a little easier and yourself even better at ... Read more

6 Quick Ways to Deal with Caregiver Stress

Unfortunately, being a caregiver often goes hand in hand with feeling stressed out. There’s a lot involved in the role. Caregivers often feel stretched for time because they work, have children to raise or other family responsibilities, and just need some time for themselves. It’s important that you find a way to relieve caregiver stress because it can have a negative impact on your physical and emotional health. If you’re not sure how you can fit stress reducing activities in your ... Read more

Dehydration is One of the Biggest Health Risks the Elderly Face

The July 2017 edition of Nutrition and Healthy Aging released a report on dehydration and the elderly. Of the seniors questioned, just over half said they drink at least six glasses of some type of drink each day. Nine percent said they drink fewer than three glasses each day. Dehydration is a serious concern in the elderly. Just a two percent deficiency in body fluid can impact physical health. It can also lead to cognitive issues. The sense of thirst decreases in ... Read more