Caregiver Connection
  • Crystal Polizzotti

    Training helps caregivers develop skills for the job of caregiving

    Posted 03/07/2018 by Fallon Health

    "Parent, spouse, relative and friend are terms that explain relationships between people. The word 'caregiver,' however, describes something you do for someone else. That makes it a job," says guest blogger Crystal Polizzotti, of the Healthy Living Center for Excellence. She has ideas for you on how you can get the training you need to do that job well.

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    Memory Cafes provide social time without worries about memory problems

    Posted 02/15/2018 by Fallon Health

    At a Memory Café, you have a chance to meet others who understand what you and the person in your life with dementia are going through. It’s a welcoming place for individuals living with dementia, as well as their families, friends and professional caregivers.

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  • About our contributors

    Posted 02/06/2018 by Fallon Health

    Meet the experts behind the Caregiver Connection.

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    Signs of caregiver depression and 3 ways to avoid it

    Posted 01/30/2018 by Fallon Health

    When you're a caregiver, the managing, planning and worry that come with the role can be overwhelming and consuming. You may not realize that you're becoming depressed. In this post, Dr. Brenda King discusses how to recognize the signs of caregiver depression and what to do if you are already experiencing depression. 

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    Benefits of a daily plan for someone with dementia

    Posted 01/17/2018 by Fallon Health

    Investing time in developing a daily plan can reduce stress and improve quality of life for someone with dementia—and for caregivers, too. Nicole McGurin, of the Alzheimer's Association, offers tips to make it easier to organize your day. 

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    How caregiving changes relationships

    Posted 12/11/2017 by Fallon Health

    Long-established relationships can change quickly when dementia becomes a factor. Dr. Brenda King describes one couple's experience and gives tips for recognizing and adapting to dementia-related changes. 

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  • Janet Rico

    A long, difficult caregiving journey with great rewards

    Posted 11/20/2017 by Fallon Health

    Guest contributor Janet Sweeney Rico, Ph.D., M.S.N., M.B.A., describes her experience caring for her daughter, who has needed intensive, round-the-clock caregiving since birth.

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  • Get caregiving tips and resources in a free guide

    Posted 11/14/2017 by Fallon Health

    November is set aside as National Family Caregivers Month, but it’s no secret that providing care for an aging adult is more of a round-the-clock, year-round endeavor. We recently put together a guide to help new and seasoned caregivers called Caring from the heart: A guide for caregivers of aging adults.

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