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#ElderCareChat 3/4/15 Recap: Ways to Creatively Care

ideas for creative caregiving

ideas for creative caregivingDuring Wednesday’s live discussion, 38 new and returning participants brainstormed inspiring ideas for infusing creativity into caregiving as a way to connect generations, lessen the drudgery of caregiving’s daily grind, and to communicate in new ways with those for whom we are caring. (more…)

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#ElderCareChat 2/4/15 Recap: Helping Family Through a Caregiving Experience

Review highlights from this week's well-attended #ElderCareChat (89 people contributed) on the family matters of caregiving.During Wednesday’s live discussion, a large group — 89 attendees total! — flooded the tweet stream with their thoughts, tips, memories, and musings about the “family affair” that is a caregiving experience.

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#ElderCareChat 1/21/15 Recap: Self-Care and Accountability in Caregiving

Review highlights from this week's real-time #ElderCareChat conversation about the importance of caring for self in order to better care for others.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 56 new and returning participants discussed strategies for more effective self-care, and explored the importance of accountability in achieving these goals of caring for self in order to better care for others.

All participants agreed that putting yourself first, particularly …Read more ›

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5 Tips for Handling Holiday Stress

5 Tips for Handling Holiday Stress

When I worked as a psychotherapist in private practice, it was about this time of year that my patients would begin to share how holiday stress was impacting the celebratory season. I saw signs of both anxiety and depression, particularly when their to-do lists became overwhelming. If you or a loved one is feeling the strain already, here are some simple tips for handling holiday stress. …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 7/2/14 Recap: What You Need to Know About Health IT

Get highlights from this week's dynamic discussion on health IT, featuring insights from industry experts. During Wednesday’s live discussion, 56 participants discussed the amazing benefits of existing and emerging health tech tools, and learned more about health IT from our top-notch guest experts, Nadine Robin (@HITNadine) and Jamie Martin (@LHCQF1) of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum — a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 6/18/14 Recap: The Changing Needs of the Sandwich Generation

Review highlights from this week's #ElderCareChat conversation about sandwich generation caregivers and the unique challenges they face.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 59 new and returning participants shared insights about the challenges and rewards of being a sandwich generation caregiver, along with solutions for the current care crisis. Our conversation hit #trending status due to the overwhelming number of tweets generated during our hour-long forum. Clearly, …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 4/2/14: Legal Issues in Eldercare

Review highlights from this week's conversation on legal issues, featuring guest tweeter Howard Krooks, President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 55 new and returning participants dialogued about legal issues in eldercare. Joining the conversation to add his expert insights was featured guest Howard Krooks of Elder Law Associates PA, Esq., CELA, CAP, and the President of …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 3/19/14 Recap: Loneliness Among Seniors and Caregivers

Review highlights from this week's #ElderCareChat conversation on loneliness among seniors and caregivers.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 60 new and returning participants dialogued about the issue of loneliness among seniors and caregivers. There were so many thought-provoking, hard-hitting, heart-tugging tweets shared in the hour (733 total, to be exact), affirming the relevance and importance of the topic. Many shared from their personal caregiving …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 3/5/14 Recap: Pet Therapy for Seniors and Caregivers

Review highlights from this week's conversation about the benefits of pet therapy for seniors and caregivers.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 49 new and returning participants enjoyed an #ElderCareChat conversation on the benefits of pet therapy for seniors and caregivers. After recently tackling such difficult though necessary subjects as end of life care and the challenges facing youth caregivers, this lighter, heartwarming dialogue …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 2/5/14 Recap: Children as Caregivers

Review highlights from this week's fascinating discussion on the growing number of young caregivers in the US and around the world.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 60 participants — many of them new — engaged in a vibrant conversation on a topic of growing importance: youth caregivers. An estimated 1.4 million children and teens in the US are currently providing care for a family member, and …Read more ›

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