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5 Common Caregiving Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

5 Common Caregiving Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Caregiving by nature requires a lot. Because of the complexity of caregiving, we asked fellow professional, personal, and in-home caregivers mistakes they've made and how to avoid them so you can prepare yourself and learn from the mistakes of others rather than the alternative. 

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The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Caregiving

The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Caregiving

Caregiving can be hard, especially if you're new to caring for someone. Our ultimate guide covers everything you need to know about caregiving including how you become a caregiver, getting paid as a caregiver, staying organized, in-home care, end-of-life care, and more.

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The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Bathroom Safety

The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Bathroom Safety

The bathroom is one of the most dangerous places in the house for seniors. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, and the National Institute of Aging found that 80% of these falls happen in the bathroom. 

That being said, the bathroom should be one of the first places you safety proof as you or your loved one ages. This guide provides you with everything you need to know to get started. 

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The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Bright Light Therapy - Carex Health Brands

The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Bright Light Therapy

During the winter, the days get shorter, and our contact with the sun becomes even more limited. Many of us leave for work just as the sun is rising and don’t return home until after it has set, not getting any sunlight at all. While the amount of sunlight we need varies widely depending on our skin tone, age, and other factors, this lack of exposure can inhibit the healthy production of essential hormones. This could disrupt our sleep schedules and contribute to conditions like insomnia, depression, and seasonal affective disorder. 
Bright light therapy lamps, also known as sad lamps or happy lights, provide an artificial alternative to natural light that can help solve this common problem.

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7 Ways to Treat Seasonal Depression

7 Ways to Treat Seasonal Depression

As the days get shorter and shorter during the fall and winter months, our exposure to sunlight and time spent outside, unfortunately, becomes limited.  This can cause many people to experience a drop in their mood during these seasons and feel more depressed, sluggish, and hopeless than they do in the spring or summer. There are steps you can take to ease the symptoms and treat your seasonal depression, so it doesn’t get the best of you this winter.  

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