ElderCarelink Blog

Life From an Elder’s Perspective Matters

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
August 27th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

My caregiving journey has evolved. These days, I increasingly think about what life must be like from an elder’s perspective.

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A Likely Combination: Stress and Memory Problems

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
August 27th, 2010 at 2:04 am

If you have a tape running through your head with a million thoughts due to a stressful situation, it is hard to focus and pay attention. That is why your memory can seem to be a concern when you are busy, on overload, worried or not feeling well. Often it is a little later that you look back and realize some of the things that slipped through the cracks when something like that was going on.

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You May Be Hazardous To Your Health!

by Sue Lanza
August 26th, 2010 at 2:12 am

Yeah, you heard me right. You MAY be hazardous to your own health if you aren’t taking charge of protecting yourself from all the possible things that can go wrong out there in health care land.

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Giving an Account for Life as a Caregiver

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
August 25th, 2010 at 9:37 am

I glossed over the obituaries in this week’s newspaper, as I usually do. Every so often, I happen to recognize a face, or a name in the obituaries section of the news. One obituary caught my eye and made me linger a good long while. It was only 2 and a half lines long.

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Get That Oxygen to Your Brain

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
August 25th, 2010 at 2:11 am

Exercise is one way to disperse some of the hormones that come with increased stress and it also promotes better sleeping habits. Exercise can benefit our physical health while improving the flow of oxygen to our brains. Our mental alertness can increase and, with improved ability to focus, comes some positive changes in our ability to recall information.

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