Nutrition and Aging

Nutrition and Aging

Reading Time: 4 minutesEating a balanced, nutritious diet is important for maintaining health, especially as people age.  Caregivers can help by observing what, when, and how much their care receivers eat. Are they eating enough or too much? How much food is processed...
Bill’s Story

Bill’s Story

Reading Time: 2 minutesMy mother had Alzheimer’s disease for 17 years before her body finally gave up the fight. I didn’t realize that I was being trained to be in a position to take care of my wife. My wife Linda’s career was as a broker and underwriter...
Dealing with Post-Holiday Blues

Dealing with Post-Holiday Blues

Reading Time: 3 minutesSix small steps to take to help you get back on track after the holidays. We are a couple of weeks into the new year, and I am still struggling with post-holiday blues. It’s time to get on with life. But right now I’d rather just stay in bed...
Are you prepared to be a caregiver?

Are you prepared to be a caregiver?

Reading Time: 2 minutesEvidence shows that most caregivers are ill-prepared for their role and provide care with little or no support. Caregivers show higher levels of depression. Depressed caregivers are more likely to have coexisting anxiety disorders, substance...
Have you thought about your Digital Afterlife?

Have you thought about your Digital Afterlife?

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt might sound like something out of science fiction, but the digital afterlife is very real and affects nearly all of us, whether we like it or not. Digital afterlife is the presence and information that lives online when you’re gone. If...
Anxiety and Caregiving

Anxiety and Caregiving

Reading Time: 4 minutesBalancing your life and responsibilities as a caregiver can feel overwhelming. This is why it’s common for caregivers to feel anxious. Anxiety is a strong feeling of worry or fear. Causes of Anxiety in Caregivers Caregiver anxiety can be caused...
Utility Scams to watch out for

Utility Scams to watch out for

Reading Time: < 1 minuteMany electric, water, and natural gas customers throughout the country are being targeted by impostor utility scams. Scammers also take advantage of natural disasters and other disruptive scenarios when households are otherwise preoccupied....
Grief and Loss defined

Grief and Loss defined

Reading Time: 7 minutesWe generally think of grief as a reaction to a death. But there is another grief that comes from loss while someone is still living. This grief is often experienced when caring for someone with a chronic illness. Chronic illness, and...