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Substance Abuse and Caregiving When to Ask for Help for your Own Health and Well-Being

http://www.drugrehab.org/caregiver-substance-abuse/ Whether you are a caregiver for an aging parent with the first signs of dementia or a client with debilitating chronic pain, caregiving is one of the toughest jobs there is. According to the National Caregiver Alliance, more than 40 million people have provided unpaid care to a child or an adult in the […]

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Moving an Aging or Disabled Parent Into Your Home: 4 Things You Should Know by HomeAdvisor

 https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/moving-in-aging-or-disabled-parent/ It’s every adult child’s nightmare: getting a phone call in the middle of the night from an aging parent, or worse, the hospital. Maybe there’s been a fall or a medical emergency. Perhaps the early stages of dementia have advanced more quickly than anticipated, and there’s been an incident. Either way, one thing is […]

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Tips to Manage Caregiver Stress

Tips To Manage Caregiver Stress Sep 12, 2013 Blog, Caregiver Education, Respite Care 0 One of the many struggles of becoming a caregiver for an aging relative is balancing the need of taking care of you while managing the responsibility of caring for someone else.  The reality of elder care is that most family caregivers […]

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Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers

First, Care for Yourself On an airplane, an oxygen mask descends in front of you. What do you do? As we all know, the first rule is to put on your own oxygen mask before you assist anyone else. Only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others. Caring for yourself is one […]

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