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Posts by Rachel Haisting, President

Do You Know the 7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease?

If you have an aging loved one with Alzheimer’s, you may be looking for more information about the illness. Your loved one’s doctor surely told you what to expect from the disease, including memory loss, mood and personality changes, etc., and perhaps your loved one has already progressed to the point where they need help…

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Treatment for Low Vision

If your senior loved one has low vision, you might already know that there is no cure for it. It is a condition in which one loses one or more aspects of their sight (central vision, peripheral vision, etc.), or has that aspect compromised. The problem cannot be corrected with normal glasses, and the condition…

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Do You Know the Symptoms of Shingles?

It all started way back when your dad was just six years old. He came home from school one day covered in itchy red bumps he had caught from another child in his class – chicken pox. He itched and itched for days, but his mother told him not to scratch so that the bumps…

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Balancing Work and Being a Caregiver

You’ve got a deadline to meet at work, but you also need to take your elderly mom to the doctor and you’ve promised to take her to the hairdresser, too. How can you juggle your responsibilities at work while also making sure your mom gets the help she needs? There’s no doubt about it, being…

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Stress and Aging Parents

Visions of retirement can include long, lazy days spent doing favorite activities or simply lounging around the house enjoying the peace and quiet. But aging can offer a different scenario as countless changes take place seemingly one after another. Your parent’s health may be faltering, one of their senses may be diminishing, or their home…

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Is Your Sleep Cycle Off?

Sometimes as a family caregiver you might start to feel as if your body clock is continually off kilter. You probably start your day extremely early and finish up late, all because you’re trying to get as much done as possible. There are huge benefits to getting your body clock back in sync, though, and…

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