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    Thursday, 27 June, 2019

    If you’re providing comfort and care for an aging or ailing loved one, it’s likely you stepped into a caregiver without any formal training. Yet, you saw the need and willingly came forward to fulfill it.

    While you may not have envisioned yourself...

    Cathy Nichols

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    September 24, 2020

    How to Deal With Grief After a Terminal Illness Diagnosis

    It’s hard to think about death, let alone talk about it. And when someone you love is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it isn’t always easy to know how to react. All of a sudden, time seems to stop right in its tracks.

    Just as with grief after the...

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    September 10, 2020

    6 Connections Family Caregivers Can Add to Their Network of Support

    It’s no secret family caregiving is a demanding job. Often times, family caregivers carry the weight of the world on their shoulders, attempting to balance all tasks and needs by themselves. But establishing a support system can set you up for...

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    August 27, 2020

    How to Help Kids Manage Grief Caused by Cancer in a Virtual World

    As our world continues to cope with the current pandemic, families are looking for virtual grief support for kids and teens. A grandparent’s death is often their first encounter with loss. For this reason, the loss of a loved one, whether it be a...

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    August 6, 2020

    5 Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors

    As we age, our metabolism tends to slow down, making it harder to maintain a healthy diet.

    While physical activity can curb some changes to our bodies, it’s also important to be mindful of what we consume, especially as we get older.

    For a list of...

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    July 16, 2020

    What’s a Certified Funeral Celebrant?

    Are you in charge of planning services for a loved one who has passed, but don’t know where to begin? This is normal.

    When it comes to modern-day services, you have many options. The trouble is, the process of planning such an important service can...

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    July 9, 2020

    How Grief Affects Your Nutritional Health

    In almost every culture, a community of people bring meals to surviving family members and friends in the days, weeks and months following a loss. But, for a family member accustomed to sharing every meal with their lost loved one, the grieving...

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    June 25, 2020

    5 End-Of-Life Traditions From Around the World

    While death is one of the most common denominators of the human race, every culture deals with it differently.

    For instance, some cultures believe that death is more of a gradual journey than a sudden process. Surviving family members and friends...

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    May 28, 2020

    5 Ways to Embrace Aging

    Though aging is inevitable, some people find it difficult to deal with the changes that come with getting older.

    However, focusing on the good versus the bad can help us shift our mindset. Instead of feeling like the best years are behind us, we can...

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    May 14, 2020

    5 Steps to Prevent Caregiver Burnout From the Start of Your Care Journey

    As a family caregiver, your top priority is the health and happiness of your loved one.

    While you should feel proud of the comfort and care you provide, it’s possible you’re too overwhelmed with responsibilities to recognize the signs and symptoms...

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    May 7, 2020

    5 Simple Exercises for Seniors to Remain Active

    While staying active helps seniors look and feel their best, regular exercise can also prevent health complications later in life.

    By improving balance, endurance, flexibility and strength, seniors can stay healthier longer. However, factors like...

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