Reminiscing during the holidays is normal and feels great! How about this holiday season you dive into a book that is a Christmas classic "A Christmas Carol." The book is written by Charles Dickens and is appropriate for all ages! Follow Mr. Scrooge as he is visited by the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future. A story that has been loved for centuries that is sure to make you feel warm inside and remind you that during the holidays it is important to enjoy friends and family. As a caregiver it is important to take some time to relax and do an activity you enjoy. Read this book with your elder or by yourself!
RAISE Act will help integrate national strategy to support family caregivers. Caregivers are so important as they are the backbone of healthcare. It will offer emotional, physical, and stress relieving support for caregivers. It aims to: promote, train, give respite options, increase financial security, create workplace policies, collecting and sharing of information, assess federal programs , address disparities to increase diversity. Learn more at http://ow.ly/NwON30mYSFX
Medisafe App is designed for users of any age, for caregivers involved in medication monitoring, and for physicians who want to connect with their patients. Medisafe has been featured on CNBC and in Reader's Digest. It is easy to use and free to download. Caregivers can just use it to alert them and keep track of medication when their patient needs to take it, quantity, etc. It is a great tool to use!
Calm is the #1 app for meditation. It is designed to help with relaxation and meditation. It has an array of features including meditation, guided breathing, help with sleep and relaxation scenes and techniques. Being a caregiver is very rewarding but it can also be extremely stressful. Make time to focus on yourself, this app can help!
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How do you become a senior caregiver? As long as you naturally have a caring personality and an appreciation for the aging journey seniors are dealing with (a journey we all hope to be fortunate enough to make someday), then you just need to educate yourself on some proven skills that make caregiving a positive experience for both the senior and the caregiver.
The Professional Association of Caregivers assists you to learn the basic caregiving skills with an online course while keeping up with senior care industry news and you'll receive a t-shirt and lapel pin along with the training. You may also apply for a caregiving job on Caregiverlist to begin working as a companion caregiver.
RVT 101 debuts as a new drug that to treat Alzheimer's disease and may be approved soon. This drug would create a giant step forward in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease by allowing those taking the medication to push back the effects of the disease which causes the loss of memory and cognitive abilities. Alzheimer’s disease affects a person with memory loss and other abilities that interferes with their daily activities.
RVT 101 will be the first drug in more than 13 years to be successful. If approved, RVT 101 will become only the 5th drug currently available for treating Alzheimer’s disease. RVT 101 clinical trials are allowing patients to push back the effects of the disease. During the trials, scientists saw that RVT 101 helps slow down the effects Alzheimer’s has on a person by at least 6 months. The greatest results were from participants that had taken RVT 101 for more than a year.
Aricept is one of the available drugs for Alzheimer’s disease and scientists are using it along with RVT 101. While RVT 101 rises the levels of neurotransmitters that sends messages between nerve cells, Aricept helps decrease the enzymes that shuts down those neurotransmitter. By pairing up the two drugs, patients receive a second barrier against Alzheimer’s disease and are able to perform better on cognitive and basic functions.
Alzheimer’s disease is advancing faster than the success of medication. The Alzheimer’s Association predicts that by 2050 there will be 16 million Americans affected by Alzheimer’s. Until there is a cure, Caregiverlist can help families find senior care for their loved ones. Caregiverlist provides the daily rates for nursing home’s nationwide. In states such as New Jersey, with high amounts of people with Alzheimer’s, families can find nursing homes such as Oradell Health Care Center with a price of $439. This resources can help families find a place that will give the love and care that their loved one needs to plan for Alzheimer's senior caregiving needs. Family caregivers may also obtain online memory care training to learn how to best care for their loved one or may join the Professional Association of Caregivers.
Author: Christina Gustin
Winter is coming and for many has already arrived without an early invitation. Senior Caregivers must have their cookbooks prepared whether or not they're ready to welcome the cold, and this hearty Beef Stew gives as much warmth and comfort as the family fireplace.
Contributed by Caregiver Sherpa Shanice Kelly
2 pounds stew beef
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cups water
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 or 2 bay leaves
1 medium onion, sliced
3 bags of Mixed Vegetables
2 Medium sized Potatoes and dice them up in small squares
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 Packages of Saltine Crackers
Brown meat in hot vegetable oil. Add water, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, bay leaves, onion, salt, sugar, pepper, and potatoes. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaves and garlic clove. Add the 3 bags of mixed vegetables. Cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes. To thicken gravy, remove 2 cups hot liquid. Using a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup water and cornstarch until smooth. Mix with a little hot liquid and return mixture to pot. Stir and cook until bubbly. You can also choose to serve with saltine crackers and slices of lime for a side of jazz.
Caregivers employed with senior care companies know the realities of caregiver stress. Caregiverlist invites all family caregivers and professional caregivers to take a moment for relaxation with our photo of the week and inspirational quote. This week's photo takes us back to Lake Michigan, this time with a summer view. Feel free to share this photo with your loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for caring for our seniors and please refer your friends to apply for part-time and full-time job positions on Caregiverlist.com and visit our career center for additional career tools. Have a great week.
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." -Lao Tzu
Congratulations to the January weekly winner of Caregiverlist Refer-a-Friend and Win program - caregiver Breyanna from El Paso, TX.
Breyanna referred her friends and family for caregiving jobs that are available on Caregiverlist.com, and she won basic senior caregiver training and certification from Caregiverlist. Read Breyanna's caregiver story on Refer-a-Friend page, and refer your caregiving friends and family.
Senior care companies hire Professional Caregivers, C.N.A.’s, & C.H.H.A.’s weekly from Caregiverlist, the only Caregiver Career Center customized for the senior care industry. Apply for multiple caregiving positions near you online by visiting Caregiverlist Caregiver Career Center. Caregiver Career Center has caregiver and certified nursing assistant employment tools such as free resume writer, caregiving jobs, C.N.A. and C.H.H.A. school directories, C.N.A. sample and practice tests, and other up to date information for senior caregivers.
Refer-a-friend to Caregiverlist and get entered to win a free 10-hour online caregiver training program certification for senior caregivers. A new winner is drawn weekly. One monthly GRAND PRIZE WINNER receives a Scrub of the Month (top, bottoms and pair of shoes), courtesy of Scrubs Magazine.
Caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients or those with dementia or memory loss deal with a special set of caregiving needs. That’s something that our friends at The Alzheimer’s Store know all too well. They’ve made it their mission to bring to the senior care market a variety of products to make caring for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia easier and make the Alzheimer’s years just a little more safe and comfortable. Here, they discuss a popular product that makes life easier.
It’s Easier Than Ever to Celebrate Time with Loved Ones
Time is so precious. We often take it for granted. That at the fact that we’re naturally aware of the day and time or can easily find out at any given moment. It’s not so easy for Alzheimer’s patients. Caregivers and family members of those with Alzheimer’s are very familiar with the questions: “What time is it?” and “What day is it?” It can be taxing on both you and them.
Since our goal at The Alzheimer’s Store (ALZSTORE.COM) is to help ease the stress in caring for loved ones, we feature a wall clock that is large enough for Alzheimer’s patients to see from all areas of the room. Knowing the day and time reassures the patient and puts them more at ease, which in turn relieves stress for both caregivers and family members.
This high quality precision clock displays the time, day of the week and date clearly and automatically. It has a sweeping hand, as Alzheimer’s patients do not recognize digital, and a large day date and month. Both at home and in facilities, those who struggle with Alzheimer’s can take pride and comfort in knowing the correct day and date with this excellent reminder.
Wall Clock with Day & Date
We know caring for someone you love with this disease can be a roller coaster of emotions. Alzheimer’s affects more than five million people worldwide and is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. In fact, my grandfather George was inspiration behind our dedication and commitment to helping others with Alzheimer’s. Nothing gives us more satisfaction that helping others care for loved ones; it helps us honor our grandfather’s memory.
We can’t say enough about the positive feedback we’ve been getting on this top-selling product. The Alzheimer's Store's continuously searches to offer quality products at the most affordable rate and we have not been able to find a more reliable timepiece. If you’ve purchased the clock or plan to, we’d love to hear your feedback! Email us and share your story at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior caregivers may also find online caregiver training and apply for a senior caregiving job near them, as more companion caregivers are always needed to assist seniors with memory loss.