Care giving and Guilt

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If the job of being a caregiver only involved giving help to your aging parent, such as doing the dishes and helping fill out the Medicare paperwork, your life would be considerably easier.  And if that were the case, even if there was a lot to do, the problem of caregiver burn out would not be such an issue.
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But the real drain on you and your loved one comes from the emotional toll that the ...

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National Caregivers Month

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Do you know any hard working caregivers? If so, this is the month to go the extra mile to let Caregiversthem know just how much they are appreciated.

November is National Caregivers Month.

Check out these stats from the Caregiver Action Network:

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Coping when a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia

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senior couple 2When a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, it can seem like your whole world has been turned upside down. While your previous normal no longer exists, there are still things you can do to cope more effectively with a changing and often challenging situation.

1)  It is helpful to remember that someone with dementia has a new reference point for ...

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Falling: When will you get an Alert Response System?

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As a company that provides personal emergency response systems, we generally see two different types of customers:

Customer A has fallen recently. Injured, he was unable to call for help and had to wait until someone found them. It makes sense that he is now nervous about being home alone, so he gets an Alert Response system to help him stay safe and independent.

Customer B is forward thinking. He hasn’t fallen yet, but he has heard stories about people falling and ...

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Happy 20th Birthday Alert Response

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September 22, 1991 – Alert Response was founded by Spud Newton at a small desk in the corner of his living room much to the dismay of his lovely wife Jeanie. Fast forward 20 years and as the result of hard work and determination Spud has built a business that has served thousands and thousands of clients throughout the DFW area.

When I asked my Dad what the key to his success has been his answer was simple. “It’s easy,” ...

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