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2014-01-08 12:30:05

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, Geneia President Heather Lavoie will lead a workshop at the Center for Women's Business Advancement 2(nd) Annual Women & Money Forum in Manchester, NH. In her presentation, Stuck in the Middle: Taking Care of Our Health and Money and Taking Care of Others, Heather will discuss her personal and professional experiences navigating the demands of a growing family, aging parents, and a career without sacrificing herself in the...

2013-07-19 11:35:02

Direct impact on life, guilt, frustration/embarrassment are important components of caregiver burden Rhode Island Hospital researchers have found that multiple factors contribute to the burden felt by caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. These factors include the direct impact of providing care upon the caregivers' lives, guilt, and frustration or embarrassment. The study is published online in advance of print in American Journal of Geriatric...

2013-02-05 12:27:23

KENSINGTON, Md., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new online video series from the Caregiver Action Network (CAN), formerly the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA), paints a picture of the common experiences of America's diverse Alzheimer's disease family caregivers. The video series, which launches today, reveals common struggles and stresses, and provides insights. This practical series is sponsored by Forest Laboratories and will be available through CAN's online resource center at...

2012-09-13 02:28:01

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just like many people incorrectly believe memory loss is a fact of life in growing older, survey results released today by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) reveal that many caregivers also mistakenly interpret various behaviors as a normal part of aging--rather than as symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. And as a result, they now believe those false impressions delayed their loved one's diagnosis of the...

2012-06-30 23:01:13

The Alzheimer´s Caregiver an educational approach to care offers Alzheimer´s caregiver strategies to cope with stress over July 4th and summer vacation San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 The nearly 15 million Americans caring for persons with Alzheimer´s now have access to research based information and resources, thanks to the launch of The Alzheimer´s Caregiver a new online subscription service series. The Alzheimer´s Caregiver is offered in both Spanish and...

2012-06-28 23:00:31

The Alzheimer´s Caregiver an educational approach to care takes the research findings of Alzheimer´s Care and translates them into concepts, culture and a language which is understandable and user-friendly to all caregivers. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 The nearly 11 million Americans caring for persons with Alzheimer´s now have access to research based information and resources, thanks to the launch of The Alzheimer´s Caregiver a new online subscription service...

2012-05-08 09:22:33

Study also finds late-life depression may signal Alzheimer's disease Depressive symptoms that occur in both midlife and late life are associated with an increased risk of developing vascular dementia, while symptoms that occur in late life only are more likely to be early signs of Alzheimer's disease, according to University of California at San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente researchers. The study, which appears in the current issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, is the first...

2012-04-01 23:02:10

National home care franchise to help family caregivers through free education. Gilbert, AZ (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 SYNERGY HomeCare´s Family Learning Center is now open to the public. The company aims to help family member s caring for sick, disabled or aging loved ones by providing free on-line training focused on providing quality care. “Caregiving is a physically and emotionally challenging responsibility,” says SYNERGY HomeCare founder and CEO Peter Tourian. “We...

2012-03-27 23:00:58

Family caregivers of senior loved ones understand only too well the physical and emotional stress associated with their role but too many don´t know where to turn for support to help deal with this stress. Senior Care Corner has tips for building a caregiver support network. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 The millions of family caregivers of senior loved ones in the U.S. understand only too well the physical and emotional stress associated with their role. Too many don´t...

2011-12-01 11:02:52

A study led by the University of Kentucky researcher Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles found that hospice family caregivers are "second order patients" themselves and require their own unique care needs. The study, published in a recent issue of Qualitative Health Research, assessed the individual stressors that caregivers experience. The researchers recorded discussions between hospice caregivers and the intervention team. The caregivers were asked to identify and describe the most pressing...