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Do we still have to stay cooped up?

Across the country, businesses and public spaces are opening back up. What does this mean for a caregiver since the caregiver must be especially careful to avoid transmitting the virus. And how does this affect the decision to have an older, frail and/or disabled person go outside? How do you balance the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 with the benefit of getting out […]

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Breathing meditation with Rick Tabor

  Rick Tabor is a mental health expert with more than two decades of experience. We are delighted to have him share this meditation on breathing with our COVID-19 Caregiving Community. For an more general introduction on relaxation and meditation techniques, please watch Rick’s one minute introduction video on How to meditate for caregivers. Many caregivers find it hard to make time to take […]

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Mom feels isolated

A new member question from Ask the Doctor. A member wrote to Dr. Warren: My mother has been missing church services which is her primary community. She volunteers as a greeter so it’s been difficult not having that sense of community and she is feeling isolated. She’s not technically savvy but a few friends have called. All her regular outings (errands, shopping) has stopped. […]

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Is it safe to have home health aides?

A new member question from Ask the Doctor. A member wrote to Dr. Warren: My mother was admitted to the hospital. She was delirious and was tested for Covid 19. She was negative but tests showed that she suffered a Transient Stroke. She is feeling better but she does have some lingering effects such as slurred speech and has difficulty remembering words. Unfortunately, she […]

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Step 2. 10 minutes a day to take care of yourself

  You are at your best as a caregiver when you are in great shape mentally and emotionally. This starts with taking care of yourself. My last post Step 1: How SAAD* are you? was a request to start by “checking in” on your emotional health. Physical problems such as headache, upset stomach and fatigue are sometimes the body’s way of expressing stress. Confusion […]

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