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Do you ask yourself “how can I ever get through this?” Part 3, fear and worry. | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 5, 2012

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The stress on a family caregiver can be immense and the tendency can be to focus on getting the job done and not take the time to examine the feelings and frustrations we feel.  As we focus on the job at hand we can begin to feel loneliness, boredom, fear and worry and a loss […]

A Desperate Act, Born of Depression

August 5, 2012

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When I lived in Miami it was common for  stories like this to make the news and that was back in the 1990s.  The fact is we don’t do a good job of taking care of providing psychological treatment for anyone in the United States.  As family we need to be more aware of how […]

Loneliness Linked to Serious Health Problems and Death Among Elderly | ScienceBlog.com

June 21, 2012

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Aging doesn’t have to mean moving away from  people and places we know.  Keeping patients at home for longer periods while avoiding loneliness is one of our specialties.  Enjoy the article and see our information below it. _____________________________________ Loneliness — the unpleasant feeling of emptiness or desolation — can creep in and cause suffering to […]

A Special Burden for Women – NYTimes.com

June 5, 2012

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Another dispatch from the recent American Geriatrics Society scientific conference in Seattle: Caring for an elderly, ailing spouse is an unimaginably difficult task, especially when the caregivers are elderly themselves. But wives fare worse, physically and emotionally, than husbands, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have found. Women tend to marry men older than […]

Care for the Caregiver: 12 Tips for Overcoming Loss

May 7, 2012

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Nothing can truly prepare someone for the loss of a loved one. Loss can be especially hard on a caregiver, who invested so much time and energy into caring for that loved one. Caregivers can suffer a great amount of grief and even slip into depression despite having to possibly take care of a loved […]