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    The benefits of calling yourself a caregiver

    Posted 03/30/2021 by Fallon Health

    Talking about your role as a caregiver can be essential for maintaining clear understanding and communication between you and your loved one. By acknowledging the changes that are happening and the increased need for support, you can build a more effective relationship and a more mutually positive experience.

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    5 ways to prevent falls

    Posted 09/23/2020 by Fallon Health

    One in four people aged 65 and older fall each year. But paying attention to changes in health and mobility can help you reduce the risk of your loved one falling. 

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  • When you see changes and worry about dementia

    Posted 03/17/2020 by Fallon Health

    When you notice memory lapses, behavior changes, confusion, poor judgement or a decline in driving ability in someone you care about, it can be alarming. And confusing. How do you know if a forgotten conversation is a sign of dementia, normal age-related change, stress or something else?

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    How EAPs help with caregiving issues

    Posted 02/25/2020 by Fallon Health

    Kathleen Greer, an expert on employee assistance programs, knows there’s no way to be prepared for your “new normal” when you're a caregiver. But what if you had a resource at your fingertips that could provide some emotional support for you—and the information and resources you need to help plan for your loved one’s care?

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  • Car keys

    How to talk about problems with driving

    Posted 01/07/2020 by Fallon Health

    Being worried about your loved one's ability to drive safely doesn't make it easy to bring up the topic. Even if your loved one agrees that their driving is a problem, they may be too concerned about losing independence to say so.

    Laura Roias, a social worker, has suggestions that can make it easier for you to start the conversation.

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  • Professor describes how being a caregiver for his wife changed him

    Posted 12/16/2019 by Fallon Health

    Dr. Arthur Kleinman, a Harvard University professor, cared for his wife Joan for 11 years, as she struggled with a rare form of early Alzheimer's disease. He thought he was prepared and knowledgeable, yet he still struggled.

    "[Caregivers] endure, we learn how to endure, how to keep going. We’re marked, we’re injured, we’re wounded," he says. "We’re changed … [in] my case, for the better."

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    10 signs that it may be time to stop driving

    Posted 11/12/2019 by Fallon Health

    Many people continue to drive safely throughout their later years. But is it still safe for your loved one to be on the road? How do you know? When is it time to take the keys?

    This blog post from Laura Roias, LICSW, can help you figure out the answers to those questions.

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    Technology to help you with caregiving

    Posted 06/25/2019 by Fallon Health

    The correct technology can help make caregiving more manageable. But with so much available, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

    Consider these caregiving technologies your starting point.

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