Tag: caregiver

17 Jan

Ageism: Are Endearing Terms Nurturing or Belittling to Older People?

Sweetie, dear, honey, young lady – terms of endearment such as these may be appreciated when uttered by our spouse or when directed to our very young children, but how do senior citizens react to them? In short, most older people are utterly offended by this type of ageism. And despite the fact that health […]

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22 Dec

Feeling Invisible, At-Home Caregivers? Here’s How to Advocate for Senior Loved Ones.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has reported that family caregivers are “routinely marginalized and ignored within the health care system.” With about 18 million family members providing care for senior loved ones, this report is alarming, as it points to the possibility that these seniors are at risk for harm due to […]

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17 Apr

Under Pressure: Stress Management Tips for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Oftentimes, the care for aging parents must be taken on by their adult children. Dubbed the “Sandwich Generation,” these adults have the added stress of raising children, dealing with financial burdens and limited resources, and maintaining a full-time job. But, because we tend to focus so intently on the Alzheimer’s patient, we forget that there […]

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