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Caregiver Stress-An App for That!-Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 191

Caregiver Stress – There’s an App for That! – Caregiver Smile Summit In this session of the Caregiver Smile Summit, we talk to Dr. Ellie Izzo, inventor of SentBeat.  Sentbeat is an interactive digital application for the immediate relief from emotional upset, anger and anxiety. Often time, caregivers, caught up...

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Mindfulness Training- Janet Fouts -Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast 192

Just Calm Down – Mindfulness Training  to Build Strength and Confidence – Caregiver Smile Summit In this session of the Caregiver Smile Summit, we talk to Jane Fouts. As caregivers we are sometimes over the top with anxiety and exhaustion, which doesn’t help much does it? Janet will teach us some...

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The Impact of Caregiving on Relationships – Charlotte Today

Caregiving and Relationships – It’s Complicated University of Washington research shows that March and August are months when divorce filings peak.  But online searches for “divorce” surge earlier in the year. Caregivers are particularly susceptible with 80% percent reporting strain on their relationships. Estimatesof the divorce rate for couples in which...

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The Importance of New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors – Charlotte Today

The Importance of New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors – Charlotte Today NEW YEAR’S Resolutions are just for the young, right? Not necessarily. They actually has practical value for older people and can impact your overall health positively. Provide Purpose If nothing else, they provide us with goals and purpose in our...

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Lightheaded When Standing? Dementia Risk Later? Smilecast 189

Feel Lightheaded when Standing Up? You May Have a Greater Dementia Risk (Editor’s Note: I am only reporting on the study. It does not imply my endorsement or belief in it) People who feel faint, dizzy or lightheaded when standing up may be experiencing a sudden drop in blood pressure...

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Senior Driver – Tips to be Safe on the Road – Smilecast 188

The Senior Driver: Tips to Be Safer on the Road Promoting positive aging begins with understanding a senior’s daily life. If a senior is still living independently, chances are that he or she drives a car on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the risk for getting into a car accident as...

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Diabetes and Parkinson’s Link? Smilecast 187

Diabetes and Parkinson’s Disease Link Possible People with type 2 diabetes may have an increased risk of having a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease later in life, according to a large study published in the online issue of Neurology®. In addition, the risk between diabetes and Parkinson’s may be higher for...

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Exercise and Thinking Skills – How Much is Enough? Smilecast 186

How Much Exercise Is Needed to Help Improve Thinking Skills? We know that exercise may help improve thinking skills. But how much exercise? And for how long? To find the answers, researchers reviewed all of the studies where older adults were asked to exercise for at least four weeks and...

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Boosting Your Interpersonal Skills as You Age – Smilecast 185

Boosting Your Interpersonal Skills as You Age Having solid interpersonal skills is vital throughout life, even as you age. As we grow older we are faced with an increasing number of obstacles that hinder effective communication. Communication disorders can affect people of all ages but are, sadly, more prevalent among...

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