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Tips for Handling Polypharmacy Every Caregiver Needs to Know

If you are a caregiver, you are likely familiar with the variety of medications your loved one takes for their specific ailments. The technical term for one person taking a variety of medicines for one or more conditions is polypharmacy. And, while each medication has its purpose in keeping your charge healthy, recalling a schedule of treatment regimens and prescriptions can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help to deal with polypharmacy as a caregiver in New York and other states: 

Create a List and Update it as Needed

Facts About Breast Cancer that Everyone Should Know

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are sharing a few facts about breast cancer that everyone should know. Share these with friends and loved ones to help spread awareness about breast cancer. 

 

1. Breast Cancer Affects Both Men and Women

While breast cancer predominantly affects women, it can affect men as well. While men are not necessarily known for having breasts, they do have a small amount of breast tissue that can be susceptible to breast cancer- so it's essential for both men and women to be aware of the risk. 

Tips for Celebrating Labor Day as a Caregiver

Labor Day was first introduced in Oregon to recognize the social and economic impact of America's workers. Over time, more states adopted Labor Day and it became a national holiday in 1894. For most modern-day Americans, Labor Day marks the end of summer break and the start of back-to-school season. Sure, fall hasn't quite started yet, and you may still be experiencing the summer heat, but fall spirit is in full swing. The holiday also offers a much-needed long weekend to spend with family and friends. 

Knowing These Stroke Symptoms Can Save a Loved One's Life

A stroke is essentially an interruption of blood flow to the brain. There are two main types of strokes; ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes happen because the blood flow to the brain has been blocked while hemorrhagic strokes happen because an artery has burst. Regardless of the cause, a stroke can cause permanent damage and even death, which is why getting help quickly is key. As a caregiver in New York City, or anywhere else, sporting these signs can help you save the life of your loved one. Here are a few key ways to recognize a stroke: 

4 Things You Need to Know About Respite Care

If you’re a new caregiver, familiarizing yourself with the concept of respite care can help prevent burnout and make you a bigger caregiver in the long run. Whether you’re new to the concept of respite care or simply need a reminder, here are five things you should know:

Respite Care: What It Means

Stepping Into the Role of Caregiver in 2022? Here’s What You Need to Know

Becoming a caregiver is both a noble act of love and a difficult endeavor. If you are poised to become a caregiver in 2022 or have recently become a caregiver, here are a few things to keep in mind:

You Can Become a Caregiver at Any Age