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Feeling lonely? A pet may help

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(NC) Loneliness is now considered a health risk as serious as smoking and obesity. It’s affecting the health of many Canadians. Everyone from university students to seniors. If you’re experiencing pangs of social isolation, consider adopting a pet. “There is nothing more rewarding than being greeted when you return home by a delighted dog. Or […]

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8 simple steps to help seniors, caregivers better manage medications

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(BPT) – Modern medicine can work wonders. The average American senior takes five or more prescription medications daily. Many of them cannot read the prescription label or understand the prescribing instructions, according to the National Council on Patient Information and Education. “Unless they reside in a senior living community or have another form of assistance, […]

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Male Caregivers are on the Rise

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When you picture someone caring for the elderly, what pops into your head? Do you picture a female? If so, you’re not alone. Females tend to be viewed as the primary caregiver, however, we know that this is simply not true. Why is it that males are not generally viewed as caregivers and how do […]

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5 Things A Caregiver Must Do To Avoid Burnout

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  Caregiving is a complicated job, especially when one is the primary caregiver and has never had to care for an aging parent or spouse before. The complication comes in learning how to go easy on yourself and not allowing your new responsibilities to consume you to the point of physical and emotional burnout. Here are […]