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Tips and Resources for Family Caregivers

We are dedicated to sharing tips and resources to help family caregivers navigate senior caregiving responsibilities.

News, Tips and Valuable Resources for Family Caregivers

November 9, 2023

At Home Instead, we have always known the impact of social isolation on a senior's emotional well-being.  Now, studies are showing that social isolation may also increase a persons risk of death.  Check out this article by Brianna Abbott of the Wall Street Journal. 

December 13, 2023 - Hero Care Giver saves her client from terrorist

Caregivers are always putting the needs of others above their own needs, but this caregiver took caregiving to a whole new level.  When a Hamas terrorist broke into their home, caregiver Camille Jesalva saved her life and the life of her client by using the money she had saved for a trip home to pay off the terrorist.  Read more about Camille's incredible act in this article by The Times of Israel.

 

December 19, 2023 - Do People Want to Live Longer with Alzheimer's Disease?

Now more than ever, physicians and patients living with an Alzheimer's diagnosis are discussing quality of live and not just longer life expectancies when discussing treatment options.  Read more about this shift in this article in the Wall Street Journal by Jason Karlawish.

 

February 15, 2024 - How to Stay Mentally Sharp into your 80s and Beyond

At Home Instead, we see the impact of cognitive decline on aging adults each and every day and are always encouraging our clients and their family members to do what they can to maintain cognitive function through regular physical and mental stimulation.  Check out this article from Dominique Mosbergen of the Wall Street Journal about ways genetics, habits such as exercise and factors including education can help people starve off cognitive decline.

 

July 3, 2024 - New Approval of Newest Alzheimer's Drug Will Accelerate New Era of Treatment

For many families living with an Alzheimer's diagnosis, options have been limited on how they can treat the symptoms of an Alzheimer's disease diagnosis.  The approval of Eli Lilly's new Alzheimer's drug brings hope to families living with an Alzheimer's diagnosis.  Read more about this exciting breakthrough in this article by Peter Loftus and Joseph Walker from the Wall Street Journal.

Find Caregiving Resources for Family Caregivers

If you need help caring for a loved one at home, we are here to help!  Home Instead has compiled a variety of caregiving tips and resources to make caring for someone at home a little easier. 

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