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Archive for December 2017

3 Simple Happiness Hacks for Caregivers

More at… https://www.caregiverstress.com/stress-management/situations/3-simple-happiness-hacks-for-caregivers/

Have you ever met someone who seems happy all the time? Maybe it’s that person who always has a cheery, upbeat greeting for everyone, or someone who inexplicably manages to remain positive amidst challenging circumstances. But it might make you wonder, “Why am I not one of those people?” A … Read More

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Are we making progress in the fight against fake medicines?

More at… https://thecaregiverspace.org/are-we-making-progress-in-the-fight-against-fake-medicines/ The World Health Organization report released this week showing that that 1 in 10 medications in low- and middle-income countries are either substandard or falsified is alarming. The international trade in fake medicines, which rakes in billions of dollars a year, is estimated to harm hundreds of th… Read More

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Watch Your Language: How Communication Influences the Care Relationship

More at… https://www.caregiverstress.com/geriatric-professional-resources/professional-development/watch-language-communication-influences-care-relationship/

“No one likes to be given bad news, and a diagnosis of dementia is devastating. How wonderful it would be though if the bad news and negative language stopped at that point.” So begins a short article by Wendy Mitchell, who is living with dementia.  Wendy says the manner in which care provi… Read More

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On Back Roads Of Appalachia’s Coal Country, Mental Health Services Are As Rare As Jobs

More at… https://thecaregiverspace.org/on-back-roads-of-appalachias-coal-country-mental-health-services-are-as-rare-as-jobs/ Vickie Connor PINEVILLE, W.Va. — Every other month, Tanya Nelson travels 32 miles from the heart of Appalachia’s coal country for an appointment with the nearest psychiatrist for therapy and to renew prescriptions. But the commute, which should take less than an hour through the winding mountain… Read More

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