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A caregiver helping her older loved one walk up the stairs

How the Care-Coaching Model Empowers Caregivers

Providing care for an older family member or friend isn’t something most people are prepared to do. Many individuals who find themselves in a family caregiver role weren’t expecting to take on such responsibility, and they often lack the time, knowledge or tools to do everything they feel they need to do. 

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By Michelle Palmer | 11/15/2022

An older adult attending a dental appointment

Helping an Older Loved One Maintain Good Oral Health

When caring for an older loved one with a chronic health condition or serious health concern, you most likely take them to regular appointments with doctors or specialists to assure that they are healthy and in the best possible condition. But with all these important appointments to manage, do you remember to bring your loved one in for a biannual appointment with their dentist? Though oral health may seem like a smaller concern compared to taking care of a loved one’s chronic health condition or other health issues, a healthy mouth can play an important role in their overall wellbeing, self-image and nutrition.

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By Julie Hayes | 11/15/2022

An older couple sharing a meal together

4 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Mealtime with Dementia

Over time, people develop unique relationships with food – determining what they like and do not like. It is commonplace to have a favorite meal, type of food, place to eat, etc. Individuals living with dementia, however, commonly experience changes from their normal food habits. Depending on the person and what stage of dementia they are in, a loved one may show changes in things like appetite, eating habits, food preferences or swallowing ability.

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By Ashlee Cordell | 10/14/2022

An older adult helping his loved one check her blood pressure

8 Things to Know About High Blood Pressure and Dementia

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 116 million, or just about half of all Americans, live with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Untreated hypertension is very dangerous, as it puts people at risk for heart disease, stroke, and chronic health issues.

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By Jennifer Burke | 10/14/2022

Knowing some baseline things about your loved one’s mesothelioma diagnosis will help you be able to provide better support and be a better caregiver. Image: Pexels

How to Provide Care for a Loved One with Mesothelioma

It’s never easy navigating through a loved one’s hardships, especially in situations where you feel powerless. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to help support your loved one through hard times and provide much needed assurance—even when the hard time in question involves something as serious as a cancer diagnosis.

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09/22/2022