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Caregiving Costs U.S. Economy $25.2 Billion in Lost Productivity

Caregiving Costs U.S. Economy $25.2 Billion in Lost Productivity | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Working American caregivers report that their caregiving obligations significantly affect their work life. Caregivers who work full time miss more than 100 million work days combined per year, resulting $25.2 billion in lost productivity.
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Four Ways Stories Make a Difference | Deborah Shouse Writes

Four Ways Stories Make a Difference | Deborah Shouse Writes | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Sharing my stories with other caregivers helps us to realize we aren't in the boat alone. As the saying goes, 'A shared burden lightens the load,' and hopefully reduces our stress levels and perhaps even elevates our coping ...
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3 Things I Would Like Health Care Workers to Know About Hospice Caregiving - Huffington Post

3 Things I Would Like Health Care Workers to Know About Hospice Caregiving - Huffington Post | Caregiving | Scoop.it
3 Things I Would Like Health Care Workers to Know About Hospice Caregiving
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In 2007, I was 33, and my husband was diagnosed with a rare cancer -- adrenal.
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Writing for Multiple Platforms & Immersive Experiences

Writing for Multiple Platforms & Immersive Experiences | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Writing for Multiple Platforms & Immersive Experiences Chuck Wendig, Andrea Phillips, J.C. Hutchins and Atley Loughridge discuss writing for multiple platforms and immersive experiences. Moderated by...
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Mindfulness, Meditation, Wellness and Their Connection to Corporate America's Bottom Line

Mindfulness, Meditation, Wellness and Their Connection to Corporate America's Bottom Line | Caregiving | Scoop.it

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Kat Tansey's curator insight, March 19, 2013 2:43 PM

More corporations are paying attention to the need for mindfulness, meditation, and wellness programs. The studies and experiments are showing that there are benefits not only to the participants, but to the corporations as well. 

 

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Doc's Empathy Can Help Caregivers

Doc's Empathy Can Help Caregivers | Caregiving | Scoop.it

A study showed 42 percent of caregivers with non-empathetic physicians reported signs of depression, compared to only 27 percent whose doctors offered a kind ear. The study also found caregivers caring for people with numerous physical needs showed symptoms of depression. These caregivers, researchers report, ended up taking out loans to cover health-care costs and often had to deal with patients considering physician-assisted suicide, an issue that can be emotionally draining.


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Caregiving goes digital - and lets Boomers age in place

Caregiving goes digital - and lets Boomers age in place | Caregiving | Scoop.it
With the world's population aging fast and living longer than ever before, health care increasingly will move to the home, where technology will assist humans with monitoring and administering care (Caregiving goes digital & lets Boomers age in...
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Caregiving, Communion and Computers | CareGiving.com

Caregiving, Communion and Computers | CareGiving.com | Caregiving | Scoop.it
CareGiving.com is a community of family caregivers sharing their stories, support and solutions. We help you as you help family members and friends with chronic illness and/or debilitating illnesses or injuries.
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Caring for Caregivers - Diplomat

Caring for Caregivers - Diplomat | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Caregivers dedicate time, resources and care to a loved one coping with a serious disease or condition. Learn how to look after yourself and your loved one. (Caregivers need care, too!
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The Spousal Caregiver: Anticipatory Grief - Global Genes Project

The Spousal Caregiver: Anticipatory Grief - Global Genes Project | Caregiving | Scoop.it
If you're caring for a loved one with a long-term illness that does not have a cure, you may have heard the term “anticipatory grief.” As my totally disabled husband's caregiver for most of our 14-year (so far) marriage, I have ...
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Mindfulness therapy might help veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder

A new study shows that veterans with PTSD who completed a mindfulness-based group treatment plan showed a significant reduction in symptoms as compared to patients who underwent treatment as normal.

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Kat Tansey's curator insight, April 19, 2013 11:54 AM

So much is being discovered about the benefits of meditation for the military, in healthcare, and in the schools -- it is time to pay attention to these studies and support these breakthroughs.

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AARP Study: As Boomers Age, Family Caregiver Shortage Looms - Associations Now

AARP Study: As Boomers Age, Family Caregiver Shortage Looms - Associations Now | Caregiving | Scoop.it
AARP Study: As Boomers Age, Family Caregiver Shortage Looms Associations Now The percentage of Americans who believe they will be able to rely on their families to meet their long-term services and support needs when they require help in their old...

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