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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    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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  • 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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    How EAPs help with caregiving issues

    Posted 09/12/2017 by Fallon Health

    Guest blogger 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, support and resources you need to help plan for your loved one’s care?

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