Information and resources that support your role in caring for a loved one.
Caregiver burnout and how to find time for self-care
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What is on your 2023 bucket list?
A new calendar year is when many of us think about how we want to be spending our time. In addition to resolutions, caregivers and older adults should think about creating a bucket list of things they would enjoy in 2022. Caregivers, how about including self-care and things you can enjoy with your loved one?
Burnout a danger for caregivers, but there are ways to avoid it
The stress of caring for a loved one can weigh heavily on family caregivers, but guest contributor Lauren Schiffman discusses ways to avoid burnout.
How to communicate effectively with your elder loved one
Judith Boyko, MBA, MS, RN of Century Health Services offers some helpful advice to improve communications between caregivers and their loved ones.
New online Alzheimer’s resources offer increased information, support for caregivers
A look at some of the new online resources for Alzheimer`s patients and their caregivers that have been introduced or are being developed.
Bill introduced in Congress would increase Social Security benefits for caregivers if passed
Some lawmakers continue push to strengthen Social Security, including a bill that if passed would provide an earnings credit for family caregivers when calculating future benefits to help make up for wages lost due to caregiving responsibilities.
Advocates’ next telephone support group for caregivers begins September 17
Framingham-based Advocates, Inc. will begin its latest telephone support group for caregivers of older adults on September 17.
Traditions of Wayland hosting presentation on older adults’ sleep disorders
Traditions of Wayland is offering an educational presentation on sleep disorders and ways for older adults to improve their sleep on Tuesday, September 9.
CAREGIVING ISSUES, Q&A Caregiving Chronicles Q&A: What to ask before, during and after your loved one’s visit to the doctor
The latest entry in the Caregiving Chronicles blog Q&A series features nurses from the Natick VNA discussing the questions caregivers should ask before, during and after their loved one’s visit to the doctor.
Caregiving Chronicles Q&A: How depression can impact older adults and caregivers
Depression is a serious, but often misunderstood, medical condition affecting many older adults and caregivers. In our latest Q&A, Pamela Fishman, a social worker at the Natick VNA, addresses some of the key issues surrounding this illness.