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The importance of self-care for carers

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As a carer, you probably hear “Take care of yourself” more often than not. It can seem an impossible task. Caring for an aging loved one is an all-encompassing task on top of your other responsibiliti...

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Can grapes help protect against alzheimer’s decline?

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A pilot study at the University of California, Los Angeles looked at whether consuming grapes could help fight the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, research...

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How family carers can benefit from respite care

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What is Respite Care? Respite care is a type of assistance that allows the family carer to take a break from care-giving. This type of care focuses on helping family caregivers recharge, ease their st...

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5 ways to regain your energy after carer burnout

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As a carer of an aging loved one your days are long and filled with responsibilities. Taking care of yourself is at the end of the list – and it stays there. You may feel run down, lethargic and like ...