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    Top five most-read posts from 2021

    Posted 01/25/2022 by Fallon Health

    As we begin a new year, we do so while still dealing with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to what you read most on this blog last year, your focus has been on your loved one’s mental health as well as your own, and how to support them.

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    When caregiving becomes complex

    Posted 04/30/2021 by Fallon Health

    If your loved one's health declines, you may find yourself taking responsibility for complicated, difficult tasks that used to fall to medical professionals. "It's not unusual for caregivers to feel overwhelmed," said Linda Pellegrini, a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In her blog post, she explains which tasks are considered complex, how to find resources to help you and why it's imperative to take care of yourself.

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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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    Managing the challenges of winter

    Posted 03/04/2021 by Fallon Health

    Many people find it hard to like winter. Add the challenges of caregiving in the age of COVID-19 to the cold, snow, ice and long nights, and this becomes a season that’s even harder to deal with.

    Fortunately, there are steps you can take to get through the cold months safely and even happily.

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    Ideas for celebrating holidays during a pandemic

    Posted 11/23/2020 by Fallon Health

    How you can you enjoy the holidays when you can't be with your family and friends in person? Check out these suggestions for connecting with your loved ones to celebrate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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    Coping tips for Sandwich Generation caregivers

    Posted 06/29/2020 by Fallon Health

    Try these 6 tips for managing care for older and younger loved ones simultaneously during the coronavirus pandemic, while also maintaining your own physical and mental well-being.

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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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