Category: General Advice

Compassion Fatigue
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What Is Compassion Fatigue?

When caregivers focus on others without practicing self-care they can experience compassion fatigue. According to the American Institute of Stress, compassion fatigue is: Also called “vicarious traumatization” or secondary traumatization (Figley, 1995). The emotional residue or strain of exposure to…
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Suffering from Compassion Fatigue
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What Helps Compassion Fatigue?

Compassion fatigue is characterized by physical and emotional exhaustion and a profound decrease in the ability to empathize. It is common among health workers and caregivers. Not only do jobs in those fields demand a lot, but the type of…
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Caregiver Stress Syndrome
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What Is Caregiver Stress?

Are you a caregiver? If so, there's a good chance that you've suffered from caregiver stress syndrome, whether you've realized it or not. As a caregiver, you take care of those who can't take care of themselves. This often requires…
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dealing with dementia
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Care Guide for Dealing with Dementia

Care Guide for Dealing with Dementia Dementia is not a specific disease but a group of symptoms that involve a decline in cognitive functioning, behavioral abilities, and social skills. This decline is severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily…
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Does Medicare Cover Dementia Home Care
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Does Medicare Cover In-Home Care For Dementia Patients?

Medicare does not cover long-term home care but may cover up to 100 days of home nursing care for patients, age 65 and older, suffering from dementia. In end-stage dementia when the patient is determined by a doctor to be…
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Calming a Dementia Patient
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How Do You Calm A Dementia Patient?

How Do You Calm A Dementia Patient? It is quite common for someone suffering from dementia to experience anxiety and agitation. He or she may become restless, causing a need to move around or pace, or become upset in certain…
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Caring for someone with dementia at home
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How Do You Care For Someone With Dementia At Home?

How Do You Care For Someone With Dementia At Home? There are 7 stages of dementia that makeup 4 main categories. As the disease progresses the symptoms change from each stage and the amount of support needed will increase. Caring…
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Difference Between Dementia & Vascular Dementia
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What Is The Difference Between Dementia And Vascular Dementia?

What Is The Difference Between Dementia And Vascular Dementia? Vascular dementia is simply one type of dementia. The term dementia actually refers to several progressive brain diseases and is used as an umbrella term. The most common types of dementia…
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Life Expectancy after Dementia Diagnosis
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How Long Do People Live After Being Diagnosed With Dementia?

How Long Do People Live After Being Diagnosed With Dementia? The term dementia covers a wide range of progressive brain diseases, such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and vascular dementia. All forms, for the most part, of dementia lead to fatal brain…
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How Dementia Kills You
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What Do People With Dementia Die From?

What Do People With Dementia Die From? With the impaired ability to move, a person in the end stage of dementia is at risk for a number of medical complications that can lead to death. Common complications include urinary tract…
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