Tag Archives: care givers

The Juggle

Think about what you want your life to be like when you’re done caregiving, suggests O’Donnell. When her parents were both diagnosed with terminal illnesses on the same day, she initially felt obligated to give her entire life over to … Continue reading

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A Multiplied Love

When a woman in Karen’s church was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), things looked bad. This cruel disease affects nerves and muscles, eventually leading to paralysis. The family’s insurance won’t cover home care, and the … Continue reading

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Caregivers

Unsurprisingly, caregivers are at increased risk for a host of health problems: depression, anxiety, arthritis, headaches, diabetes, back pain, weakened immunity, even cancer. They seldom have time or energy to focus on their own well-being. If they’re able to take … Continue reading

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Technology Divide

The headline caught my attention: Technology Divide Between Senior ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Roils Pandemic Response. I loved that Landmark plans to experiment with what he calls “facilitated telehealth,” which includes nonmedical staff members bringing devices to patients’ homes and managing … Continue reading

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Afraid of Falling?

I love the quote the article “Afraid of Falling? For Older Adults, the Dutch Have a Cure” ended on “You practice the things you know you can do, and not the things you can’t.” Falling as we age is one … Continue reading

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