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What are the Risks of Caregiver Burnout?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Oct 16, 2018 | Comments Off on What are the Risks of Caregiver Burnout?
Elderly Care in Windsor CA: Caregiver Burnout

Elderly Care in Windsor CA: One thing you can predict about being a family caregiver is there is nothing predictable about this role. Your senior’s needs can change quickly and drastically, and your own ability to manage these needs can change quickly as well.

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Stop the Grandparent Scam Before Money is Sent

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Oct 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Stop the Grandparent Scam Before Money is Sent
Home Care in Oakmont CA: Stopping the Grandparent Scam

Home Care in Oakmont CA: What do you know about the grandparent scam? According to the FBI’s website, the scam has been around for a decade. Scammers are able to pull off the scam by scouring social media accounts, digging into sites that show family histories, and looking up numbers on online phone directories.

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Helping a Senior with Cognitive Functioning Decline Cope with Store Halloween Displays

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Oct 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Helping a Senior with Cognitive Functioning Decline Cope with Store Halloween Displays
Senior Care in Healdsburg CA: Helping a Senior with Cognitive Functioning Decline Cope with Store Halloween Displays

Senior Care in Healdsburg CA: As the Halloween decorations pop-up around stores it can be an exciting time for those who love fall and the spooky holiday season ahead. For an elderly adult who is living with cognitive functioning decline, however, these Halloween displays can be disorienting, troubling, and even frightening.

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What Are The Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Sep 25, 2018 | Comments Off on What Are The Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome?
Elder Care in Cotati CA: Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome

Elder Care in Cotati CA: Restless leg syndrome, also referred to as RLS, is a relatively common condition that affects approximately one out of every 10 people throughout the United States. Though it can occur in people of any age, including children, the frequency and severity of symptoms tends to increase as a person gets older.

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Five Reasons You’re Feeling Guilty as a Caregiver

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Sep 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Five Reasons You’re Feeling Guilty as a Caregiver
Caregiver in Healdsburg CA: Reasons You're Feeling Guilty as a Caregiver

Caregiver in Healdsburg CA: Guilt is something that almost every caregiver faces at some point in the caregiving journey.

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Easy and Satisfying Breakfasts to Get Your Senior’s Day Off to a Healthy Start

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Sep 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Easy and Satisfying Breakfasts to Get Your Senior’s Day Off to a Healthy Start
Elderly Care in Sebastopol CA: Easy and Satisfying Breakfasts

Elderly Care in Sebastopol CA: There is a reason breakfast is frequently referred to as the most important meal of the day. This is the first opportunity each day for you to give your body the nutrition it needs to function and thrive, and the first step in eating well for the day.

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Dozens of Alzheimer’s Drugs Enter Final Stages of Testing

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Sep 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Dozens of Alzheimer’s Drugs Enter Final Stages of Testing
Home Care in Novato CA: Alzheimer's Medication Research

Home Care in Novato CA: There are a lot of Alzheimer’s drugs entering the final stages of testing. Some of the medications being tested as a potential Alzheimer’s medication include S-Equol, Oxaloacetate, LY3002813, and NPT088. That’s just a handful of the current Alzheimer’s trials.

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Caring for a Senior Suffering from Pressure Ulcers

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Aug 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Caring for a Senior Suffering from Pressure Ulcers
Senior Care in Santa Rosa CA: Caring for a Senior with Pressure Ulcers

Senior Care in Santa Rosa CA: Being a family caregiver for an elderly adult who is dealing with mobility issues, health problems, or other difficulties that lead to immobility brings with it special challenges. One of these is the risk for pressure ulcers.

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Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Aug 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising
Elder Care in Healdsburg CA: It's Never Too Late to Start Exercising

Elder Care in Healdsburg CA: It’s not uncommon for people to think they are too old to start exercising. They may believe they have nothing to gain from getting active at a late age. But, the truth is, no matter how old a person is, it’s never too late to begin exercising.

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Do You Have a Caregiver Notebook?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Aug 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Do You Have a Caregiver Notebook?
Caregiver in Petaluma CA: Keeping a Caregiver Notebook

Caregiver in Petaluma CA: As a caregiver, you probably have paperwork and notes all over the place. You’re most likely dealing with a stack of sticky notes somewhere right now. Those notes get disorganized, lost, and completely forgotten. Establishing a notebook for yourself can solve those problems quickly.

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