What Our 42 Million Working Caregivers Need Most

When a person takes on the role of a caregiver, it can be very difficult juggling the responsibilities of a career and caring for their loved one. However, there are a number of options the working caregiver can turn to for support.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2013/12/02/what-our-42-million-working-caregivers-need-most/

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Catching Alzheimer’s early can lead to greater success in treating this condition. This guide on the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s helps to differentiate between typical age-related memory loss and signs of dementia.

http://alz.org/alzheimers_disease_10_signs_of_alzheimers.asp

 

A Look Into The 2015 White House Conference on Aging

The recent 2015 White House Conference on Aging delved into senior issues such as healthy aging, retirement security, and the need for support for caregivers. Despite many beneficial changes that have been made over time, voices called for further progress in these areas.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sherwin-sheik/a-look-into-the-2015-white-house-conference-on-aging_b_7832008.html

Next-Generation Undergarments Defend Against Falls, Infections

This article gives new meaning to the phrase “semper ubi sub ubi!” A new wave of undergarments for the elderly promise exciting technological developments in the area of senior health. These items of clothing will be able to sense and cushion impending falls, as well as monitor seniors’ urinary health.

https://www.agingcare.com/Articles/undergarments-defend-against-falls-and-infections-167160.htm

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VA Benefits: The Best Kept Secret to Paying for Senior Care

According to research conducted by A Place for Mom, 69% of senior veterans are not aware of VA benefits available to them. Resources like Aid and Attendance can provide assisted living access to seniors who might not be able to afford it otherwise!

http://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/11-11-13-veterans-benefits-paying-senior-care/

The Benefits of Caregiving

In contrast to the commonly cited “caregiver burden” facing those in helping roles, “caregiver gain” refers to the rewards of caregiving. More and more, studies are demonstrating these surprising physical and cognitive benefits.

https://eldercareadvice.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/study-proves-many-benefits-of-caregiving/

A Caregiver’s Guide to Staying Sane

At Javelin, we are very grateful for and appreciative of all the hard work caregivers in our senior facilities do on a daily basis. Whether caregiving is your career or your role within the family, these tips can take the edge off and help you manage your stress to prevent burnout.

http://blog.aarp.org/2015/06/25/amy-goyer-how-a-caregiver-copes/