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Minding Our EldersŪ
Caregiver and Elder Support by Author, Columnist, Consultant, Speaker Carol Bradley Bursack

Stress Is Dangerous: 9 Tips to Manage Life for Better Health
by Carol Bradley Bursack
21 Jul 2018 at 2:01am

Pamper Yourself: Do something you enjoy. Read a good book, go to a concert, take a walk alone or with a buddy, have coffee with friends, get away from the computer. Anything that you really enjoy should help your body heal from the negative effects of constant stress.

View slideshow on HealthCentral with tips on how to manage life better for less stress:

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When It Comes to Alzheimer's What Is Really in Your Control?
by Carol Bradley Bursack
20 Jul 2018 at 2:01am

When it comes to Alzheimer?s Disease (AD), the sad reality is that there is no cure. But a significant number of people have an increased risk due to genetics, and everyone has an increased risk as they age. According to the Alzheimer?s Association, of the more than five million Americans with Alzheimer?s, approximately 200,000 individuals develop the disease before age 65 (younger-onset Alzheimer?s disease or YOAD). Additionally, barring a cure or some type of prevention, someone in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds.

Read the full article on HealthCentral about what we can do to minimize our potential risk of developing Alzheimer's:

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Suggestions from a Caregiver for Caregivers' Self Care
by Carol Bradley Bursack
19 Jul 2018 at 2:01am

A recent study found that adult children caring for their parents, as well as parents caring for chronically ill children, may have their lifespan shortened by four to eight years. Caregivers could conceivably alter these statistics if they practice reasonable self-care. Here are some tips to get you started on the road to better health:

View slideshow on HealthCentral that focuses on self-care for caregivers:

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