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8 Tips for Creating a Life with More Joy and Less Stress |

8 Tips for Creating a Life with More Joy and Less Stress | | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Tuesday Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers - Alzheimer's caregiver tips to create a life with more joy and less stress. ElderCare at Home senior care and elder care

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Pacific Cove's curator insight, February 22, 5:52 AM

Practice Self Care:  Body and mind are interconnected, so our bodies will be best poised to cope with stress when we are well nourished and in reasonable shape. Exercise, of course, is key. Nutrition is also crucial.  #Alzheimer's #Caregivers #Caregiving #Seniors #HealthCare

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Try This Powerful Care Model for People With Alzheimer's

Try This Powerful Care Model for People With Alzheimer's | Caregiving | Scoop.it
You can make people's lives better using these three techniques.

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The objective is to improve the quality of life, level of functional independence, safety, and health of those we serve. So we have to take people through that shift of thinking that people with dementia don’t have to suffer—they can actually thrive.
 

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5 Easy Ways to Banish the Winter Blues! - Alzheimers Support

5 Easy Ways to Banish the Winter Blues! - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Is it time to banish the winter blues yet?
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Recommended Reading Archives - Alzheimers Support

Recommended Reading Archives - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it

CELIA AND NONNA A new children’s book, beautifully written and illustrated, aims to help families and carers dealing with dementia explain the situation to children. 

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Is Alzheimer's Inherited? - Alzheimers Support

Is Alzheimer's Inherited? - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Is Alzheimer's inherited and when will I get it?
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The Difference Between Dementia And Alzheimer's - Good Gifts For Senior Citizens

The Difference Between Dementia And Alzheimer's - Good Gifts For Senior Citizens | Caregiving | Scoop.it
I've long wondered about the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's. Guest blogger, Sandy Spencer, expertly describes the difference in this article.
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Alzheimer's Activity Puzzles are Appropriate for the Person with dementia and Advanced Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support

Alzheimer's Activity Puzzles are Appropriate for the Person with dementia and Advanced Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Those with dementia need activity and one of their favorites is Alzheimer's Activity Puzzles
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Coping with a Loved One's Diagnosis of Dementia - Alzheimers Support

Coping with a Loved One's Diagnosis of Dementia - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it
For someone with dementia, receiving the initial diagnosis can be difficult. Yet, it is better to receive a diagnosis early than to suffer with little understanding as to why one is experiencing such strange changes in thinking and behavior. Likewise, the sooner a diagnosis is made, the better chance one has of treating the progression of …
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Are you SAD, or do you suffer with Seasonal Affective Depression? - Alzheimers Support

Are you SAD, or do you suffer with Seasonal Affective Depression? - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Are you SAD, or do you have Seasonal Affective Depression?
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How Holidays affect those with Alzheimer's or Dementia and other family members? - Alzheimers Support

How Holidays affect those with Alzheimer's or Dementia and other family members? - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it
How Holidays affect those with Alzheimer's
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A Caregiver's Stress and How To Avoid It - Part II - Alzheimers Support

A Caregiver's Stress and How To Avoid It - Part II - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it
A Caregiver's Stress and how to avoid it.
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A Sponge Bath May be Necessary for Person with Late Stage dementia - Alzheimers Support

A Sponge Bath May be Necessary for Person with Late Stage dementia - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it
During late-stage Alzheimer’s, the person with dementia may require a sponge bath since he/she is bedridden, hospitalized or afraid of showering. Several times my Mom needed sponge bathing when she was ill or hospitalized. A sponge bath is not as difficult to give as you might think. But there are regimented steps to follow. Always …
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Simple Music Player for People with Dementia - Alzheimers Support

Simple Music Player for People with Dementia - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it
A Simple music player can bring much joy to someone with dementia.
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Compassion and Resilience Workshops - Disability Nottinghamshire

Compassion and Resilience Workshops - Disability Nottinghamshire | Caregiving | Scoop.it

Compassion Resilience and Self Help programme


This peer-led training, aimed at front-line third sector staff, emergency staff and primary care staff who deal with people in crisis, will be highly experiential although participation is voluntary, to get the most out of the course, attendees will be encouraged to fully engage with the exercises


Module 1: Being with People in Crisis (2 days)

  • Proven ways to “Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First”
  • Evidence-based approaches to recognising and dealing with all kinds of distress
  • Establishing a connection, building trust and listening for a change
  • Mindful awareness for finding the value in pain (Getting comfortable with feeling uncomfortable)
  • Brief Interventions for difficult choices using acceptance and commitment techniques


Module 2: Peer Navigation and Recovery Coaching (2 days)

  • Reviewing learnings from practice and module 1
  • Helping people get unstuck from unworkable behaviours using Motivational Enhancement
  • Enhancing Social Capital and Ways to Wellbeing
  • Facilitating post-traumatic growth and scaling up confidence
  • Sustainable reinforcement and appreciative inquiry for moving on with hope

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Living alone may not be possible for the Person with Dementia Who Needs Medication - Alzheimers Support

Living alone may not be possible for the Person with Dementia Who Needs Medication - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it

Living alone may not be possible if you have dementia and require regular medication.

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Fashionable Incontinence Products offer security too - Alzheimers Support

Fashionable Incontinence Products offer security too - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Wearever makes Incontinence products that think of fashion as well as security
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Does Alzheimer's Dementia Cause Hoarding? - Alzheimers Support

Does Alzheimer's Dementia Cause Hoarding? - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Does Alzheimer's dementia cause hoarding? It seemed true with my Mom.
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A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimers Support

A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it
When you have a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you are assaulted by questions. I remember those days right after my Mom was diagnosed. All sorts of images bounce in your head, some are myths and some are behaviors that your loved one may or many not suffer through. Even if the person you are …
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Lewy Body Dementia A Common Brain Disease Explained - Alzheimers Support

Lewy Body Dementia A Common Brain Disease Explained - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Lewy Body Dementia - What is it?
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Caring for Aging Parents - It looks hard but not Impossible - Alzheimers Support

Caring for Aging Parents - It looks hard but not Impossible - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Aging parents most often rely on their adult children for assistance.
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Personality Changes as Alzheimer's Progresses Require Caring and Adjusting - Alzheimers Support

Personality Changes as Alzheimer's Progresses Require Caring and Adjusting - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Personality Changes as Alzheimer's progresses require patience and adjusting.
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Can a Gentle Horse and Country Charm Soothe Dementia? - Alzheimers Support

A gentle horse and country charm can soothe a person with dementia
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A Caregiver's Stress and How To Avoid It - Part I - Alzheimers Support

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A Caregiver's Stress and How to Avoid it. Part1 of Series
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Caregiving for Parents: Healthy Living Tips for Seniors

Caregiving for Parents: Healthy Living Tips for Seniors | Caregiving | Scoop.it
WebMD offers tips for taking care of your aging parents, from helping with doctor visits to helping them eat well.
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The Nursing Home Staff Stole Mom's Food- or did they? - Alzheimers Support

The Nursing Home Staff Stole Mom's Food- or did they? - Alzheimers Support | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Does the nursing home staff steal from residents?
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