Category Archives: Caregivers

Acute psychological stress reduces ability to withstand physical pain

Traffic slows to a crawl, then a stop. You are trapped in a bottleneck nightmare, and late for a meeting. The stress takes a toll on you psychologically - but your body is at risk as well, according to a … Continue reading

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Marital quality linked to caregiving stress control

Newswise — Caring for a chronically ill family member can impact the caregiver’s physical, biological and mental health, according to assistant professor SunWoo Kang of the South Dakota State University counseling and human development department. She analyzed the selfreported health … Continue reading

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The one key thing that all caregivers of the elderly and disabled must do

Local community members learned more about taking care of both loved ones and themselves during the 15th annual Caregivers Are Learning More Conference and Resource Fair at the USC Davis School of Gerontology. Organized by the USC Family Caregiver Support … Continue reading

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Why Monday Is a Good Day for the Health of Caregivers

Newswise — NEW YORK — November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time coordinated by the National Family Caregivers Association to acknowledge family caregivers and the vital role they fulfill. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the efforts of … Continue reading

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Why elderly have trouble sleeping

BOSTON – As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. In individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, this common and troubling symptom of aging tends to be especially … Continue reading

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Dementia caregivers need more medication support, report says

Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories: A Support Group in a Book Family carers of people with dementia may need more support with medication management, according to a recent study. Researchers interviewed family members who care for loved ones with dementia … Continue reading

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Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention

Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities, according to new findings released today in the journal Pediatrics. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from Vanderbilt University examined two treatment … Continue reading

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How caregivers can reduce their own risk of injury, get help

Newswise — Columbus, OH - More than ten times a day, 67 year-old Margie* helps her husband get up to use the bathroom, eat a meal or get in and out of bed, and struggles to push his wheelchair up … Continue reading

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Keeping the elderly safe with radar

Elderly monitoring products — products designed to help loved ones keep an eye on ailing parents such as GPS bracelets, motion sensors, and so-called “granny cams” -— have started popping up in online stores and specialized pharmacies all over the … Continue reading

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Study: Mothers raising children with autism prone to depression, stress

Caregiver stress: our other posts CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Mothers of young children with autism spectrum disorders experience significantly higher levels of depressive symptoms and stress than mothers of typically developing children, a study by researchers at the University of Illinois … Continue reading

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One in 5 older Americans take medications that work against each other

PORTLAND, Ore. – About three out of four older Americans have multiple chronic health conditions, and more than 20 percent of them are being treated with drugs that work at odds with each other – the medication being used for … Continue reading

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Patient Navigators Help Diabetics Better Manage Chronic Condition

CLEVELAND-(BUSINESS WIRE)-A one-year pilot study by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and Cleveland Clinic’s Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center (STJHC) has shown that diabetes patients under the care of patient navigators were able to decrease abnormal blood glucose levels (HbA1c) and increase the … Continue reading

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Caregiver burnout interventions not working as well as they should

Effectiveness of an intervention for prevention and treatment of burnout in primary health care professionals Tomás Gómez-Gascón, Jesús Martín-Fernández, Macarena Gálvez-Herrer, Ester Tapias-Merino, Milagros Beamud-Lagos and José Carlos Mingote-Adán BMC Family Practice 2013, 14:173 doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-173 Published: 17 November 2013 Abstract … Continue reading

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