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Sure, the holidays are stressful, right? If you're a caregiver or part of the sandwich generation, though, the stress can seem overwhelming.
Salute those who are "sandwiched" between two generations during July's Sandwich Generation Month.
Alzheimer’s Disease was first discovered in 1906 by a German physician, Dr. Alois Alzheimers. Little was known about the disease until the Alzheimer’s Association was established. Through the work of the Association not only has awareness increased but so has funding for research and services to Alzheimer patients and their families.
You may want to check out this encouraging article from The New York Times that challenges the stereotypes of what caregivers look like.
By Deb Sanders
Just over three years ago, I made the decision to become a part of the Dorothy Love marketing team. As I made this life-changing decision, I thought, “What am I doing?” I was stepping way out of my comfort zone. I had been in marketing/advertising for over 30 years but had no knowledge of retirement living. “It should be a piece of cake” I continued to tell myself. I am usually a very confident person but I was feeling a little unsure. However, it only took a few short weeks for me to gain the tool I needed to market Dorothy Love – belief.
Communicating with a loved one or friend who is affected by Dementia can sometimes be overwhelming and even frustrating. Here are some suggestions to overcome communications challenges...
Family caregivers provide 80 percent of care to our nation’s older adults. Although caregivers take on their role wholeheartedly, and often derive great spiritual blessings from this important work — they still need support. A terrific source of caregiver information can be found at www.icaregiver.org.