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  • Coping with compassion fatigue and regaining balance

    Posted 08/04/2021 by Fallon Health

    Compassion fatigue has been described as caregiver burnout, but it’s more than that. Fortunately, even though this problem is often misunderstood, there are ways you can fend it off.  

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  • Debunking myths about dementia

    Posted 06/30/2021 by Fallon Health

    Talking openly about dementia can help reduce the myths—as well as the fear, shame, stigma and stereotypes—that surround it.

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    5 facts to help you better understand dementia

    Posted 06/02/2021 by Fallon Health

    Memory specialist Heather Dobbert shares information about frequently misunderstood aspects of dementia.

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    When caregiving becomes complex

    Posted 04/30/2021 by Fallon Health

    If your loved one's health declines, you may find yourself taking responsibility for complicated, difficult tasks that used to fall to medical professionals. "It's not unusual for caregivers to feel overwhelmed," said Linda Pellegrini, a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In her blog post, she explains which tasks are considered complex, how to find resources to help you and why it's imperative to take care of yourself.

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    The benefits of calling yourself a caregiver

    Posted 03/30/2021 by Fallon Health

    Talking about your role as a caregiver can be essential for maintaining clear understanding and communication between you and your loved one. By acknowledging the changes that are happening and the increased need for support, you can build a more effective relationship and a more mutually positive experience.

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