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Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Creating Your Self-Care Plan

It is essential to understand how stress leads to compassion fatigue and possibly burnout, and that health and well-being through self-care is a vital solution. In this webinar, Courage to Caregivers reviews the components of stress and self-care: (1) what exactly is self-care, (2) what is well-being, (3) understanding stress and its effects; (4) how to plan, prioritize and make time for self-care, and (5) busting the myth that self-care is selfish.

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By Kristi Horner, Jenny Woodworth | 11/30/2022

Midterm Elections: Prospects and Implications

This webinar is an up-to-date virtual discussion on developments in Washington DC following the 2022 midterm elections. We provide a preview into key aging policies, equity issues in health care and services, and prospects for new legislation.

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By Bob Blancato, Larke Recchie | 11/30/2022

A caregiver embracing her older loved one

Busting 4 of the Common Myths About Dementia

Though around 6 million individuals in the United States have a diagnosis of dementia, there are still many things that are not fully understood about the causes of the disease and how it can be better treated or even prevented entirely. There are also things about dementia that are commonly misunderstood. Stereotypes and broad generalizations about the disease can easily spread and become “fact” in the minds of the general public, ignoring the fact that dementia represents many different diagnoses and experiences, and cannot always be summed up in simple terms.

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By Julie Hayes | 11/15/2022

An older couple playing with their kitten

Pet Friendly Senior Living: What Questions Should I Ask?

In the United States, just over half of people ages 50 and older live with at least one pet, and studies have shown that companionship was the most common reason for owning a pet. Experiencing this bond with a pet can be a value that shapes an older adult’s choices, preferences and environment as they experience changes associated with aging. But if a time comes to transition to assisted living, how can you maintain that important bond with your pet?

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By Sarah Nicolay | 11/15/2022

A caregiver helping her older loved one walk up the stairs

How the Care-Coaching Model Empowers Caregivers

Providing care for an older family member or friend isn’t something most people are prepared to do. Many individuals who find themselves in a family caregiver role weren’t expecting to take on such responsibility, and they often lack the time, knowledge or tools to do everything they feel they need to do. 

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By Michelle Palmer | 11/15/2022