Nevada Caregivers Blog

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  1. Caregiving can be rewarding and challenging. When an individual is diagnosed with a progressive neurological disease like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or multiple sclerosis, it’s staggering, not only for the patient, but also for their family and friends. Many do not know where to start or how to move forward. Caregivers need all the extra support they […]

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  2. Falls are a major threat to the health and independence of older adults. Each year, one in three older adults aged 65 and older experiences a fall, and...

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  3. Caring for her father during a pandemic, Bonnie read shares her story and why it is important to check on your loved ones daily. Bonnie shares how difficult...

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  4. Family Caregivers Chris and Maria Ward have been long-distance caregivers for Chris’ sister since March of 2016. They talked to us about the challenges of keeping her safe...

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  5. Caregiving for veterans is a very specific, personal, and important topic.  Specific because I have found that only veterans understand fellow veterans. Their DNA and experiences process things...

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  6. Particularly in the world of caregiving, I am firmly yet gently advising never to take anything personally. Whether our hurt feelings result from something our loved one said...

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  7. I’m writing this on Christmas Day, 2020. It’s my first Christmas without my husband of 43 years. He died earlier this year of COVID-19, but in reality, he’d...

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  8. Hiring a professional caregiver can stir up a lot of emotions. I have heard everything from relief and a breath of fresh air, to fear of someone in...

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  9. The holidays are the perfect time to connect with family, friends, and loved ones. The holidays are the time to be joyful. This year, unfortunately, rings different. The...

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  10. Another growing concern brought on to us by COVID-19 is the surprising uptick in reported cases of elder abuse during this time. Experts say the reasoning behind this...

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  11. Dealing with a parent’s dementia is difficult especially when it has taken a drastic decline. Vic Railton, a caregiver, shares her experience witnessing her mom’s uphill battle with...

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  12. The purpose of the Impact Report is to communicate the significant contributions and the difference we have made in the community. With the mission of the Community Foundation...

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  13. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused uncertainty, fear, and anxiety for a lot of people, which can be detrimental to anyone’s mental health. Now that we are going slowly...

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  14. The COVID-19 situation is an unprecedented time for everyone. People of all ages are at risk of contracting the Coronavirus, with seniors being the most vulnerable and at...

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  15. Respite is defined as: for family care partners who provide ongoing care to someone with a chronic or disabling condition or for a family facing undue hardship or...

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  16. Respite – taking a break from caregiving is so very important and is most effective if it is started early in the caregiving experience and is consistent throughout. ...

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  17. Palliative care has been defined as “interdisciplinary care that aims to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for patients with advanced illness and their families. It is...

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  18. Support groups can be helpful if you are facing a major setback in life, or if you are grieving the loss of a loved one. It is important...

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  19. The Impact of grief on Society:  While death is a normal part of life, our society doesn’t do well with the complications of grief that follow the death...

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