October 2013 - Arms Around Family Caregivers Newsletter

Arms Around Family Caregivers- A Newsletter for You and Your Family


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Living Your Best Life After 50

Reaching the milestone age of 50 doesn't have to be a downer; it can be one of the best and healthiest times of your life. There are things you can do to ensure your over well-being and live life to the fullest at 50 and beyond.

5 Ways to be healthy and happy after 50


Bone & Joint Health Awareness Week

This week (October 12 through 20) is Bone and Joint Health National Awareness week. The activities of this event include attention to disorders such as arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and trauma. According to the Bone and Joint Initiative, approximately 48% of Americans over the age of 18 suffer from a musculoskeletal condition, which is the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability.

More on Bone and Joint Awareness Week

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Relieving Caregiver Stress

Caring for an elderly family member can undoubtedly be a stressful undertaking. There are many responsibilities that fall on caregivers' shoulders, and having to see a parent or grandparent battle a chronic illness can take its toll as well. The combination of stressors can lead to caregiver burnout or depression, but there are ways to prevent those conditions.

How to relieve caregiver stress

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4 Tips To Prevent Breast Cancer

Athough thousands of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the next year, there are things you can do that may decrease your chances of being one of them. While there may be no way to completely rule out your chances of developing breast cancer, there are some lifestyle changes you can make to help lower the risk.

Tips For Preventing Breast Cancer


Deciding Between Physical and Occupational Therapy

Whether a fracture, break, sprain or other injury, the recovery process is often lengthy and can significantly hinder mobility. Such events impact everyone a bit differently, so while one person might need extensive physical therapy and home care, another might be able to recover on their own, and family caregivers can help make the decision on which route is best.

Physical vs. Occupational Therapy