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May 2012

The 2012 Facts and Figures report by the Alzheimer's Association has been released and the numbers reveal the extent of Alzheimer's impact on American families. The report shows that more than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias. In addition,...

The 2012 Facts and Figures report by the Alzheimer's Association has been released and the numbers reveal the extent of Alzheimer's impact on American families. The report shows that more than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias. In addition,...

Photo by o5comWe all know that sitting for long periods of time is bad for our health, but did you know that simply standing up a few times an hour can help combat the physiological ills of sitting? Gretchen Reynolds, the New York Times Phys...

Photo by o5comWe all know that sitting for long periods of time is bad for our health, but did you know that simply standing up a few times an hour can help combat the physiological ills of sitting? Gretchen Reynolds, the New York Times Phys...

photo courtesy of Adriano GasparriFacebook. Whether you use it daily, or just enough to keep in touch with family, there's a good chance that you have a Facebook account. There's also a better than average chance that you're making a few "stupid" mistakes. From sharing too...

Recently, a group of nurses, and their patients fighting cancer, got together and performed an inspiring version of Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger". The video went viral on the internet and BoingBoing compiled a great story on it including a message from Kelly to the stars of...

The demand for in-home care services is growing by leaps and bounds, and more people are making the decision to become caregivers for aging relatives rather than placing family members in managed care facilities. Each family has its own dynamic and reasons for choosing at-home...

Stress is a constant in many people's lives, but when you work as a caregiver, it can be even worse than usual. It takes a lot of energy to always put other people's needs before your own, and burnout is all too common. "The Simple...

It's National Nurses Week! From May 6-12, the American Nurses Association encourages people to celebrate nursing and promote the profession. This year's theme is "Advocating, Leading, Caring," and the ANA web site has many suggestions for commemorating the week. You can read about the history...

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