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Loneliness

A feeling of sadness brought on by isolation or lack of companionship.
  • Isolation is an unfortunately common side effect of being a family caregiver. Youth caregivers are especially vulnerable to feeling like they are all alone in their struggle. But there are ways these caregivers can connect with and support each other
  • In England, an 86-year-old woman is going to incredible lengths to make sure her fellow retirees aren't alone over the holidays.
  • Loneliness may be more dangerous to our health than being overweight. It increases risk of death by 14 percent. It disrupts sleep and increases inflammation. Luckily, there are things we can do about it.
  • What happens to your body when your social life starts to deteriorate along with your loved one's health? New research illuminates the deadly consequences of loneliness.
  • In a society where the topic of Alzheimer's is still taboo, we may need an "Alzheimer's Anonymous" to encourage thoughtful dialogue about the disease.
  • Loneliness can affect anyone, but because of inevitable losses, some loneliness is built into the aging process. The problems of loneliness with aging can be managed.
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  • The 6 activities of daily living (ADLs) are used as important measures for determining the level of care a senior requires and their eligibility for services and financial assistance.
  • Get advice on how to discuss long-term care planning, form your care team, create a personalized organizational strategy with a printable care plan template, get real care plan examples, and find elder care professionals who can help you execute your plan.
  • Activities of Daily Living are used as an important measure to determine the level of care an individual requires. A thorough evaluation of a senior’s ability to independently perform ADLs will help determine what’s next.
  • Becoming a family caregiver can happen slowly or very suddenly, and it is often very overwhelming. Keeping a level head and following a few simple pieces of expert advice can help you start strong and persevere.
  • Federal, state and local governments offer many programs, services and benefits for seniors and their caregivers, but few people know these resources exist or how to access them. This is your go-to guide for getting assistance.
  • Those who are caring for a loved one, including home health aides, registered nurses and social workers, witness some of the patient's most vulnerable moments. These are a few essential points professionals may see that could easily fly under the radar for family members, friends or even a routine checkup.
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