loneliness

Ways for caregivers to safely celebrate during the covid pandemic

Not Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is going to be one of the hardest times of this extraordinary year. Getting together with family is what most of us do this time of year. We come together to enjoy food, drink, and each others’ company. But, with the pandemic these can become super-spreader events that put family members at …

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caregiver basics that need to be part of a daily routine

What we all need now is routine . . . routine

Most Americans are either ordered, or at least advised, to stay at home. This can become a daunting task. The first few days may have been filled with binge watching television and lots of sleep but now it is time to have a different response. The extra sleep is probably good since many medical professionals …

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older adults prefer to stay at home with caregiver

Living Alone in Old Age: Could Just Be Alone or It Could Be Lonely

More older adults are living longer and, in most cases, better than ever before. One result of this is that more older adults live alone. In fact more than a quarter of older people now live alone. Since women live longer than men this means older women are twice as likely to live alone than …

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