Thursday, December 6th

8:30 am – 4 pm

Atlanta, Georgia

Being a caregiver is a noble and needed profession.  Caregivers are in the arena showing up, giving of themselves and fighting the battle.  They are the doer of deeds and sometimes in the midst of living wholeheartedly they become discouraged, worn out, burnt out and struggle with compassion fatigue.  If you are a caregiver this workshop was designed specifically for you.  As...

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Our vision is a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer. From research to education, prevention to diagnosis, and treatment to recovery, we provide support to everyone impacted by cancer. Together with millions of supporters, we empower communities worldwide to join us.

The 2018 Real Men Wear Pink ar...

Older people want to live their lives to the fullest as long as they are able. They don’t want anyone to assume their judgment is impaired just because their mobility is declining. Older adults are usually willing to make life easier on others, but not at the cost of their independence.

If you make the decision to become a caregiver to an elderly person and have them move into your home, a new dynamic occurs. You are now if cha...

According to the CDC, In 2010 there were over 5,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and the number is expected to rise to over 14 million by 2050. In a 60 Minutes segment called For Better or For Worse that ran on April 22, CBS News chief medical correspondent Jon LaPook, M.D., presented a report which covered ten years of interviews with a couple dealing with being a caregiver while the disease advanced.

In the 60 Mi...

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year one in four deaths is caused by heart disease. As a caregiver you are under a lot of stress and often tend to ignore your own health. You need to take care of yourself while you are taking care of others. There are small things you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease, such as:

  • Ask your health provider about taking aspirin.

    ...

A good night’s sleep is one of the important things a caregiver needs, but it’s often quite elusive. In fact, sleep problems are one of the most common problems faced by caregivers, and in the long run can contribute to health issues, including depression. You’re probably aware of being tired, but there are signs that you can look for to see if you’re reaching a dangerous level of fatigue.

Some of these are:

  • You walk into a...

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a primary cause of vision loss and blindness that impacts around 2.7 million people in the United States. Although glaucoma can often be prevented, the reason for its prevalence is that it rarely presents symptoms. In fact, that is why it is known as the “Sneak thief of sight” since it can take away as much as 40% of a person’s sight without them even noticing.

Glaucoma is most c...

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. According to a new study led by Dr. Teppo Särkämö  and the University of Helsinki, Finland, memory and mood in people with dementia improve when their caregivers encourage and help them take part in regular musical pursuits such as singing or listening to music.
 

Initially, the researchers assigned 89 pairs of patients with mild to moderate dementia and their caregivers...

The diagnosis of diabetes in your child can cause tremendous fear, anxiety, confusion and uncertainty. And it’s often just as difficult for children to deal with diabetes. A child’s diabetes affects the entire family so one of the best ways for everyone to deal with it is to take an active role. Having a team effort in the day to day management can make dealing with diabetes become a simple everyday routine for everyone.

The mo...

     Richard and Jenine Merritt’s second pregnancy occurred pretty much like her first one with their son Jack, fairly easy except for the occasional twinge and discomfort. At the hospital when Mia was born, they happily counted ten fingers and ten toes on her perfect cherubic body. At home, Mia, although small, seemed to be doing fine, except she was a little slow in her development. The doctors who examined her couldn’t find...

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