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WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU; what to expect from Hospice | downtown-houston

December 20, 2012

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The word “hospice” comes from the Latin word hospes: meaning to host a guest or stranger.  The modern hospice movement traces back to 1967 when Dame Cicely Saunders started St Christopher’s Hospice in England. We don’t like to dwell on the fact that we are all mortal but, in fact, we and our loved ones […]

How family caregivers can relieve the stress of caregiving – part 2 | downtown-houston

September 7, 2012

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  Realize that stress is not your friend, you are not immune to its effects, you are not alone and you must do something about it. In the United States, 21 percent of adults today care for someone an average of 20 hours per week. That unpaid care equals 18 percent of our national health […]

Caregiver Olympics: People Caring for Elderly Parents Complete Gold-Medal-Worthy Feats – Health News – redOrbit

August 9, 2012

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  NAPLES, Fla., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As the nation watches Team USA rack up the medals at the 2012 Olympics, members of the AgingCare.com forum, an interactive website for people caring for their elderly parents, have caught Olympic fever, and started the Caregiver Olympics. People taking care of elderly parents accomplish tremendous feats […]

Do you ask yourself “how can I ever get through this?” Part 2, being bored.

August 2, 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 […]

Do you ask yourself “how can I ever get through this?” Part 1, feeling lonely. | downtown-houston

August 1, 2012

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When serious illness strikes a family the stress on a family caregiver can be immense. Whether the person needing care is a child or an adult our tendency can be to focus on getting the job of caregiver done and for short and not take the time to examine the feelings and frustrations we feel. […]

Re-imagine your Life – Restart Living

May 4, 2012

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Answer 5 simple questions to determine if you are ready to start again.  Attend a workshop in person or online.  Depression is a problem that goes largely untreated in the elderly but you don’t have to live with it.  Take charge of your life and begin again. Restart Living – Chronic Disease Self-Management Information and […]