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Seven Secrets to Successful Caregiving PHOENIX -- A longer life expectancy has led to an increased demand for family members to serve as caregivers for older adults. Caregiving can be a demanding, stressful and seemingly thankless job, but really it is an amazing gift to allow a loved one to "age in place" rather than in a clinical setting. SCAN Health Plan Arizona, a private ...Read more

Caregiving Support

Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver Support Caring for a spouse, relative or friend with Alzheimers can be bewildering. You may struggle at times to cope but you are not alone. According to the National Institute on Aging there are four million people in the US with Alzheimers disease and there is help available for you.As early as possible after diagnosis, when the person is still able to t...Read more

Caregiving Stress

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Coping With Caregiver Stress While some people started off this month by playing a funny joke on a friend or co-worker, the beginning of April, which marks National Stress Awareness Month, makes me think about the stress that plagues those who are caring for an older loved one. And, believe me, caregiver stress is no joking matter.While stress is the number-one complaint when...Read more

Caring For Parents

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What To Expect When You Take Care Of Mom It was one of those middle-of-the-night phone calls. My oldest brother, in a hushed voice, informed me that he was at the emergency room. My mother, who'd been having heart and other ailments not uncommon for someone of her advanced years, had been rushed there unable to catch her breath. But it was worse than that. We might have to make som...Read more
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