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October Depression Awareness Month

Caregiver SupportQ: My 82-year-old mother who suffers from dementia is able to do less and less for herself.  To help her remain at home, I’ve been doing more and more.  Lately, I’ve been experiencing what appear to be symptoms of depression such as difficulty sleeping...

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Hostility and Depression Risk Factors for Stroke

Home_CareQ: My 85-year-old sister is just hostile and depressed all the time, it seems. Nobody even wants to be around her anymore. Personally, I think she’s lonely, but I don’t know how to help her.

Whatever her issues, your sister’s attitude is not...

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Suffering from Insomnia?

Home_CareQ: 81-year-old mother seems to have a bad case of insomnia since Dad died. I see her posting things online at all hours of the day and night. I’m worried about her not getting enough sleep. Should I be concerned? Is there anything I could do to help? She’s very...

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Three Common Caregiver Frustrations

Worcester_CaregiversCaring for your parents or another loved one can offer rewards beyond what you can imagine. But that doesn’t mean your caregiving life remains free from frustrations that range from large to small. You may at times find yourself...

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Aging Alone in the New Family

 

Home_CareThe North American family isn't what it used to be. In fact, it’s shrinking. And that leaves many boomers and seniors alone and concerned about how they will cope as...

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Talk Through Aging Issues

That Brady Bunch – they seemed to have it all: family harmony and the desire to care for one another. But we never saw the Brady clan grow older, did we? ...

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40-70 Rule

Senior CareIndependent research by the Home Instead Senior Care® network of seniors, adult children, senior care and legal professionals provided new insights into the dynamics of the conversations that do – and do not – take place between Baby Boomers and their aging...

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