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Family Caregiver Conference: A Loving Approach to Dementia Care

April 19, 2013

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Join BrightStar of Downtown Houston, Sheltering Arms Senior Services and the Alzheimer’s Association for “A Loving Approach To Dementia Care.”  Laura Wayman, Nationally known speaker, trainer and author Laura Wayman will be presenting. In this special Family Caregiver Conference, learn how you can: Become a better, more nurturing caregiver Make meaningful connections with the dementia […]

How to fight depression as a caregiver – take charge. | downtown-houston

January 14, 2013

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A recent study found that there was less depression among dementia caregivers with similar characteristics. They found fewer depressive symptoms in caregivers with higher levels of education larger social support networks fewer health problems greater likelihood of using problem-focused coping and less likelihood of wishful thinking those taking care of dementia patients with fewer behavioral […]

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 to Keep Arthritis from Slowing You Down | downtown-houston

September 30, 2012

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Is arthritis pain interfering with your ability to do the things you enjoy?  There are things you can do to improve your mobility, reduce pain and protect your joints.BrightStar has physical or occupational therapists can help teach you how to modify activities and accomplish daily tasks more easily. But, there are simple things you can […]

The Cost of Raising a Special Needs Child | downtown-houston

September 12, 2012

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    For parents of a normal child it is relatively easy to consider the emotional strain that a special needs child could place on you.  Imagine if your child needed 24×7 care, could not play outside with friends or was so depressed they wanted to take their own life and your heart feels heavy, […]

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease | National Institute on Aging

September 10, 2012

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  Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging This comprehensive, 104-page handbook offers easy-to-understand information and advice for at-home caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. It addresses all aspects of care, from bathing and eating to visiting the doctor and getting respite care. via Caring for […]

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 […]