3 Caregiving Expenses No One Talks About
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3 Caregiving Expenses No One Talks About

It is well-known that caregiving takes an emotional toll, and it can be physically demanding as well. Sometimes the shift to become a caregiver is carefully planned for as the health of a spouse or parent declines. In other situations the shift is sudden, such as when a person falls or experiences an unexpected health…

Why You Really Do Need People and How to Find People You Like
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Why You Really Do Need People and How to Find People You Like

Many people will say something like, “Oh, I don’t need people. People are just problems.” While there is some truth to this statement, the repercussions of it are unhealthy. In reality, there are many reasons why friendships are important. If you are in the process of building friendships but need someone to talk to today,…

Stress Connected to Financial Worries 
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Stress Connected to Financial Worries 

Money can’t buy happiness, but many Americans experience emotional and physical tension because of financial worries. Financial concerns are a top stress factor in every age group, according to a report by the American Psychological Association. Stress can have an impact on your life, including negatively affecting your health. If you find you are unable…

Personal Consulting – How Van Blarcom Consulting Helps You
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Personal Consulting – How Van Blarcom Consulting Helps You

Many people mistake personal consulting with therapy. They believe that if they were to reach out to a consultant, they would be reaching out to a therapist, psychiatrist, or some other mental health professional who will make them discuss things they do not want to face. This is not true. Van Blarcom Consulting is something…

How to Support Your Aging Parent During Illness
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How to Support Your Aging Parent During Illness

The aging process is not always easy. Illnesses abound and if your aging parent is not well, they may not be able to participate in all of the activities they once enjoyed. They may become angry and take their frustrations out on the individuals close to them, which could include you, their child. But learning…

Foods to Optimize Your Health After 50
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Foods to Optimize Your Health After 50

Prioritizing your health is important at every age, and deciding to consume foods to optimize your health after 50 can help you maintain an active life as you grow older. Physical activity, smart dietary choices, social connections, and access to medical care boosts your physical and mental health. To talk through problems and make positive…

When You Feel Defeated Caring for an Older Loved One
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When You Feel Defeated Caring for an Older Loved One

Caring for an older loved one can be difficult. You may not always know what to do, how to do it, or where to turn. If you’re feeling as though you’re just at your wit’s end, know there are ways to feel better. Talking through problems with a personal counselor and developing a new perspective…

5 Indicators of Dementia Caregivers Shouldn’t Ignore
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5 Indicators of Dementia Caregivers Shouldn’t Ignore

When people get married, they are typically not thinking about the possibility of a health crisis disrupting their relationship. But according to the National Alliance for Caregiving, one in 10 caregivers are individuals assisting their spouses. Because many of these people were not trained as healthcare professionals, they may not know what indicators of dementia…

Dealing with a Parent’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
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Dealing with a Parent’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Even if you’ve suspected your parent may have had Alzheimer’s disease for some time, hearing the official diagnosis can be devastating. No one wants their parents to deal with an age-related disease, but millions of Americans over the age of 65 years old are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Along with the individual’s suffering, caregivers and family members…

The Easiest Way to Access the Support You Need
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The Easiest Way to Access the Support You Need

There are many reasons why people find themselves in need of support. Issues with family members, feelings of isolation, and troubles at work—or adjusting to retirement—can lead to you feeling depressed, anxious, or simply not enjoying your life as much as you had in the past or believe you could.  A simple way to access…