Respite and Renewal for Older Family Caregivers Road Scholar, the nation’s largest educational travel institution for older adults, offers a unique respite opportunity for unpaid family caregivers to take part in a Road Scholar educational travel program. The Road Scholar Caregiver Grant is for caregivers who are 50 years of age or older and provides…

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The Caregiver Guide to Stroke – practical tips from the American Stroke Association to help caregivers with the recovery process and the financial and social implications of a stroke. Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors – practical strategies for dealing with the troubling behavior problems and communication difficulties often encountered when caring for a person with dementia. Shepherd’s Center Brain…

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Have you heard of The Sandwich Generation? It is the generation born between 1950 and 1970—also known as The Baby Boomer Generation. The Sandwich Generation has become an appropriate term because, according to research, about 1 out of every 8 Americans is supporting a child and caring for a parent. This can cause a great…

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Have you recently lost a significant other or you’ve been shunning the company of others? Your senior years can present all types of challenges sometimes making it hard to engage in activities you once enjoyed or get started with new activities. You don’t have to be miserable, alone, or bored. Do more than just exist from one…

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As a caregiver, it’s important to plan time for yourself, even if it’s only a mini vacation. Caring for your elderly or disabled loved one is a huge responsibility; it can be mentally, physically, and emotionally draining – especially if you don’t have a support system. Be sure to plan some type of vacation before…

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Your loved one’s physical or mental ailments can easily result in a number of medications being prescribed for daily, weekly, or monthly use. Although it may be a tedious task to sort through the medications, it is extremely important that you do so. Your loved one has been prescribed the medication for a reason and, chances…

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