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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

This is the remarkable story of a former military paratrooper and how he went from walking with crutches and leg braces to sprinting un-aided. When conventional medicine failed, he turned to yoga for solutions. It's...

A former palliative care nurse now writes a wonderful blog called "Inspiration and Chai". Recently, she wrote a piece reflecting on the top five regrets she heard from the patients in her care."People grow a...

Photo courtesy of aktivioslo For most healthcare workers, the caregiving doesn't stop when you leave work. You have children, parents, and even pets that demand your time and attention. There are always meetings and appointments, and never...

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