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arizona millennial caregiver
Every day in America, family caregivers provide an extraordinary amount of support to adults with chronic or disabling health conditions. The average American caretaker is currently a 49-year old woman caring for a 69-year old woman. But a new AARP report shows that may soon be changing, because an increasing number of millennials are taking […]
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Arizona caregiver
A recent survey by Securian Financial found that most unpaid family caregivers struggle to maintain their financial and emotional wellbeing. The survey covered 800 people who are providing or have provided unpaid care to a parent, in-law, or spouse who is aging, or has a disability, or chronic disease. It found: “[T]he majority of caregivers […]
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Arizona family caregiver
Update: President Trump signed the RAISE Family Caregivers Act into law last week.  Earlier this month we told you about a promising new bill making its way through the US Government that aims to provide much-needed help to family caregivers. Called the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, the new legislation directs […]
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wilder arizona alzheimer's caregivers
Earlier this month, Gene Wilder’s widow – Karen Wilder – shared with ABC news her experience of acting as her husband ‘s primary caregiver in the wake of his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Her story is a frank account of the difficulty spouses face as they provide care for their ailing partner. But at the same time, […]
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Family Caregiver Phoenix
We frequently discuss the emotional costs associated with family caregiving, but the devastating financial costs often go unnoticed. When people cut back on their hours to take care of family members, or are forced to quit their jobs altogether, the costs add up fast. According to a study conducted by the AARP, the “total estimated economic […]
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RAISE Arizone
In the United States, it’s common for family members to provide primary care support for their older relatives. In fact, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Fact and Figures report, “eighty-three percent of the help provided to older adults in the United States comes from family members, friends or other unpaid caregivers.” But despite the widespread […]
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Spousal Caregiver Arizona
Growing old with your loving husband or wife is a relationship goal we can all relate to. At some point along the way, all the component pieces that go into building a life together begin to coalesce into a narrative. And it’s an undeniably romantic notion for two people, who are bound together by many […]
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sandwich caregiver phoenix arizona
According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Fact and Figures report, “eighty-three percent of the help provided to older adults in the United States comes from family members, friends or other unpaid caregivers.” Does that sound familiar? If you’re like many Americans, you’re probably pitching in with needy family members wherever possible, all while balancing your […]
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Irrational Elderly Parents
Imagine these caregiving scenarios: Your elderly father cannot dress himself, so each morning you help him get ready for his day. On this morning you start with his underwear and then move on to his shirt and socks. When it’s time to help with his pants, you pull them up to his waist and reach […]
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arizona caregiver isolation
We’ve covered the negative impact social isolation has on senior’s health in previous posts. But a recent article in The New York Times reminded us that caregivers often struggle under this same weight. The article begins with the story of Marcy Sherman-Lewis who’s been caring for her husband who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Every week Marcy […]
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