5 ways to regain your energy after caregiver burnout

Taking care of yourself is at the end of the list – and it stays there. You may feel run down, lethargic and like you are burning the candle at both ends. These are some of the symptoms caregiver stress and burnout and you should pay close attention to them. If you fall into full-fledged burnout it will significantly impact your ability to care for your loved one.

How family caregivers can benefit from respite care

Perhaps you’ve wondered what it was like to ride a bicycle off a windswept English pier in the early 20th century. If so, check out “Flying the Foam and Some Fancy Diving.” The 1906 silent film, shot in Brighton, England, makes use of “reverse motion.” After dropping into the sea, the cyclist appears to rise magically from it.

Understanding Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

Alice Howland was just 50 years old when she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. You may have seen her story in the movie Still Alice. Julianne Moore plays the character Alice, a linguistics professor and mother of three grown children, who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. The movie follows Alice and her family as her disease progresses.

Safety tips when caring for your loved one at home

People with Alzheimer’s typically live four to eight years after the disease is confirmed, though some may live with the disease for up to two decades. If you are familiar with these stages it will help you to identify the behaviors your loved one is exhibiting, learn how to address them, and update his or her primary care physician.

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