Caring Currents Archive 2009

  1. The Junk Wars: 8 Ways to Get Rid of Aging Parents' "Stuff" July 26, 2017

    Many of you face the "junk wars" -- sorting through the accumulated years of your aging parents' "stuff". Learn 8 ways to get rid of the junk, plus your resentment over having to deal with it....  Read more

  2. 8 Spring Pick-Me-Ups for Tired Caregivers March 23, 2016

    A helpful article with a list of eight spring pick me ups for tired caregivers. No matter how dedicated or cheerful a caregiver feels toward his or her responsibility, it's inevitable to need a pick me up once in a while....  Read more

  3. 10 Feel-Good Dementia Caregiver New Year Resolutions December 30, 2015

    A helpful article with 10 new year resolutions for dementia caregivers. Learn how to have a smoother, less stressful new year caring for someone with dementia....  Read more

  4. World Alzheimer's Day and Why People With Alzheimer's Need It September 20, 2010

    World Alzheimer's Day is September 21. Here are three things the world should know about people with Alzheimer's disease. World Alzheimer's day honors all who have suffered ...  Read more

  5. Cancer and Dementia December 28, 2009

    Find out what research says about how dementia complicates a cancer diagnosis and how dementia affects lifespan of someone with cancer....  Read more

  6. Happy Holidays to YOU; 5 Ways to Care for Yourself This Christmas December 24, 2009

    I know, it sounds a little selfish, a little silly even. But you'd be surprised how well it works. Here are some of the tricks I've been trying, most of them gleaned from other wise caregivers....  Read more

  7. 5 Ways to Avoid Getting Pushed to the Brink by Alzheimer's Care December 22, 2009

    Alzheimer's caregiving can be taxing to the point of madness. Learn about pro-active solutions to avoid Alzheimer's caregivers from getting pushed to the brink....  Read more

  8. Is TDM-1 a Miracle Drug for Advanced Breast Cancer? December 20, 2009

    TDM1 may be a miracle drug for metastatic breast cancer for those with a HER2-positive diagnosis. The new experimental drug has been in clinical trials since January....  Read more

  9. Do Drinking Coffee and Tea Prevent Diabetes? December 16, 2009

    How can drinking tea and coffee prevent diabetes? A new study shows that people who drink several cups of coffee or tea a day - even decaf versions - can dramatically lower their risk of diabetes....  Read more

  10. Season's Greetings Cards, To and About Someone With Dementia December 15, 2009

    Find advice for caregivers about sending greeting cards for someone with alzheimer's. Often times for someone with dementia, greeting cards can be a little gift that literally keeps on giving....  Read more

  11. Dementia Holiday Activities That Lower Stress and Raise the Joy December 08, 2009

    A helpful article with ideas for dementia friendly activities for the holidays. Holiday stress can soar for caregivers whose loved ones have Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia....  Read more

  12. Is Loneliness Among Older Adults Contagious? December 02, 2009

    When older adults are lonely, they behave in ways that isolate themselves and drive others away, so the loneliness becomes contagious among a group of people who were formerly connected....  Read more

  13. Beat the Holiday Blues With These 5 Stress-Busting Strategies November 27, 2009

    Even when you know life doesn't live up a Hallmark card, it can be hard to admit that the holidays bring you down. Beat the holiday blues with 5 strategies for coping with holiday stress and sadness....  Read more

  14. 12 Family Movies to Watch This Holiday Season With Someone Who Has Dementia November 17, 2009

    A list of 12 family-friendly movies that relatives who have dementia can also enjoy. The list is organized into three categories: newish movies, old movies, and something different....  Read more

  15. The #1 Medication Mistake People Make in Cold/Flu Season November 16, 2009

    An important article on the most common cold medicine mistakes. Most cold and flu remedies contain hidden tylenol or ibuprofen making it easy to double dose on these painkillers in cold and flu season....  Read more