August 21st, 2021

Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia & Falls

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Increase the Risk of Falling and Serious Injury You want to keep your loved one safe. People with cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s or dementia fall more often with severe enough complications to require emergency transport to a hospital.1 Understanding how Alzheimer’s and other cognitive issues increase fall risk helps you do more Read more >>

May 31st, 2021

How Family Caregiving Is Changing

The number of American family members caring for adult relations is on the rise, according to data from the National Alliance for Caregiving’s (NAC) 2020 Caregiving in the U.S. study. “When looking at caregivers for adults only, the prevalence of caregiving has risen from 16.6% in 2015 to 19.2% in 2020 — an increase of Read more >>

May 31st, 2021

The Changing Role of Family Caregivers

The roles and responsibilities for family caregivers were changing before the onslaught of COVID-19. The global pandemic created new opportunities to connect with and care for our older relations, whether they live with us, near us or far away. We sat down will Paul Adams, Lifeline’s senior director of product development, to discuss how caregiving Read more >>

May 10th, 2021

Let’s Bring Joy and Meaning to the Lives of Older Adults

From childhood games to professional sports, some of Jeremy Bloom’s biggest supporters were his grandparents. They were a consistent source of wisdom and guidance and their unwavering support instilled Bloom with the confidence to pursue and accomplish his big goals and dreams. Bloom founded Wish of a Lifetime to honor his grandparents and other elders Read more >>

April 1st, 2021

Caregiving: What the Pandemic Taught Us

After a year of living under COVID restrictions, we’ve learned some new things and had other lessons reinforced. Here’s our look at key takeaways from 2020 for family caregivers and seniors. Lesson 1: Adopt Different Ways to Communicate & Socialize For most of us, the biggest lesson from year one of the pandemic was learning Read more >>

December 3rd, 2020

New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

As the New Year approaches once again, it may often bring a feeling of optimism, which is much needed given this challenging time. That’s a welcoming gift, especially for those of us caring for the elderly. To help maximize this optimism, we have gathered 13 New Year’s resolutions geared specifically toward caregivers. #1: Write a Read more >>

July 1st, 2020

Caregiver Tips: Technology for Seniors to Connect with Family

One thing that worries many family caregivers – especially those of us who don’t live nearby – is our family members feeling lonely or isolated. “We are social animals and need to have family and tribe and a sense of belonging to be psychologically whole,” says Andrew Duxbury, professor in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics Read more >>

July 1st, 2020

Self-Care Advice for Family Caregivers

As the American population ages, the number of family caregivers increases, too. That means taking care of your loved ones and yourself. One significant health impact for caregivers is – not surprisingly – stress. Left unattended, these feelings can develop into caregiver stress syndrome. That’s why it’s vital that you put as much importance on Read more >>

May 27th, 2020

Family Caregivers Get a Hand from Lifeline

Providing care to someone in need is one of the most selfless things a person can do. Without hesitation and often without compensation, family caregivers provide essential assistance to aging partners and relatives, family members living with disabilities, and others. We know. Many of us at Lifeline are also family carers. That’s why we work Read more >>

May 12th, 2020

Advice for Caregivers of Older Spouses and Parents

Caring for our ill and aging relations is a rewarding act of love and devotion. It’s also a demanding one. And while our motivations for and desire to tend to the people we love never change, the ways we do it – and deal with the stress of it – do evolve. Take Care of Read more >>

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