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Avoiding Emotional Exhaustion: Some Counterintuitive Tips For Caregivers

Feelings of inadequacy are an occupational hazard of caregiving. If the person you are caring for is someone you love, like your mother or father, you might feel like you can never do enough. So you pour yourself out. In addition to all the tasks that must be done, you look for opportunities to add …

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Alzheimer’s Care at Home May Mean Higher Risk During COVID-19 Pandemic

We don’t yet know whether Alzheimer’s disease in itself increases the danger of COVID-19. Some new studies suggest there might be a relationship between susceptibility to the virus and certain genes that are associated with Alzheimer’s. But even without hard evidence for a link between Alzheimer’s and COVID, there are many less direct dangers that we know …

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Good judgment comes from experience

Good Judgment Comes From Experience. Experience Comes From Bad Judgment.

My grandmother was a remarkably kind person. Once my college roommate answered a phone call from her when I wasn’t home. My roommate told me, “Someone called for you, and she said she’d call back, but I forgot to ask who it was.” “What did she sound like?” I asked. “She sounded…comforting.” I knew immediately …

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia Books for Caregivers

My grandmother was a remarkably kind person. Once my college roommate answered a phone call from her when I wasn’t home. My roommate told me, “Someone called for you, and she said she’d call back, but I forgot to ask who it was.” “What did she sound like?” I asked. “She sounded…comforting.” I knew immediately …

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