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    How caregivers benefit from mindfulness

    Posted 05/21/2019 by Fallon Health

    Caregiving can make you feel like you’re on autopilot; you just get done what needs to be done, with no time for yourself. Practicing mindfulness may help you find new ways to appreciate your surroundings—even under difficult circumstances—and provide you with health benefits at the same time.

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    Reconnect to someone with dementia through the power of music

    Posted 04/23/2019 by Fallon Health

    As a caregiver, you can take advantage of the power of music to help your loved one generate more enthusiasm for life or a sense of calm. Music’s effects don’t last forever, but you may find that it can “light up” your loved one for a little while. 

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  • What to do when your loved one needs additional care

    Posted 04/10/2019 by Fallon Health

    The signs are all there. Your loved one needs more care. What's the best way to bring up the subject? Diane Paseos, a Fallon Health social worker, has some recommendations to help you get started.   

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  • Exercise for caregivers

    Posted 03/19/2019 by Fallon Health

    Neglecting your health can make caregiving even more difficult in the long run. Check out these suggestions for adding more exercise to your life, without expensive classes or a major time commitment.

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    Looking for the good after an unexpected diagnosis of rare dementia

    Posted 02/19/2019 by Fallon Health

    "There’s no way to be ready for some of the things life throws at you," says Margaret Doyle, who was diagnosed with an unusual variant of Alzheimer's disease at age 52. "There’s no treatment and no cure. We just have to figure out what we need to do to be prepared and fight it as much as possible."

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