Figuring Out How to Pay for Long-Term Care
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Figuring Out How to Pay for Long-Term Care

When long-term care is needed, it can be stressful for a family. The decision itself carries a lot of emotion, and the financial figure connected to the care can be far more than a family can afford. In some instances, Medicaid is an option. Others choose to use a combination of resources, including savings and…

What is a Caregiving Journal?
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What is a Caregiving Journal?

A caregiving journal can be a powerful tool for a caregiver, meaning you are providing support to an individual who is ill, injured, or disabled. Being responsible for another can take a toll on a person’s mental health. Feelings of anxiety, depression, and resentment are all possible.  There are ways to reduce your stress and…

5 Sanity-Saving Self Care Tips for the Sandwich Generation
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5 Sanity-Saving Self Care Tips for the Sandwich Generation

Many of you are members of what is referred to as the sandwich generation, meaning you are caring for children, or grandchildren, on one side and aging parents on the other. If this is true for you, you may benefit from a few self care tips. After all, you may be anxious and overtired as…

Connections Between Memory and Stress
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Connections Between Memory and Stress

Most people have heard that stress can have a negative impact, but it is common to dismiss the connections between memory and stress and only attribute the downsides of stress with physical health changes. In reality, stress over long periods of time can also result in memory issues for individuals. This has been seen in…

As a Senior, Do You Know How to Deal with Anxiety, Depression?
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As a Senior, Do You Know How to Deal with Anxiety, Depression?

One thing I’ve noticed over my years as a therapist and personal consultant is how many seniors have a hard time asking for help for personal problems. People at every age are unsure of how to deal with anxiety, and this can be particularly true of older adults who were raised to be self-sufficient and…

Advice for Stress-Free Parenting
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Advice for Stress-Free Parenting

Stress-free parenting isn’t easy. After all, being a parent has many joys but it can also be difficult. Youngsters can be demanding, and they have a lot of energy. But remember, it’s your priority to make sure they’re safe, fed, and have a roof over their heads. Thinking about your actions is important, because you…

Coping With Anxiety During Tax Season
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Coping With Anxiety During Tax Season

Do you experience anxiety during tax season? If so, you’re not alone. Many feel stressed as they gather documents and receipts. Then, more anxiety looms when you have to sit down and actually figure out your taxes before the April deadline. Anxiety can lead to a number of health problems and issues. To effectively eradicate…

Seniors and Psychosocial Health
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Seniors and Psychosocial Health

Too often, the well being of older adults is overlooked. When professionals talk about seniors and psychosocial health, they are referring to the four components everyone needs to be healthy and content. The components of psychosocial health include emotional, mental, social, and spiritual. When a person goes to their annual physical, it is gratifying to…

Baby Boomers and a Rising Suicide Rate
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Baby Boomers and a Rising Suicide Rate

A demographic group, the baby boom generation is often defined as the group of individuals born from 1946 to 1964. Unfortunately, there has been data citing baby boomers and a rising suicide rate. If you or someone in your life is struggling, seek help. There are people who are available to talk through issues. You can…