September 2013 - Arms Around Family Caregivers Newsletter

Arms Around Family Caregivers- A Newsletter for You and Your Family
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Better Well-Being At Every Age

No matter what age you are, health and well-being are important. Here's some good news: there are things you can do to ensure the well-being of yourself and any loved ones in your care. In this newsletter, we cover ways to feel healthier and happier, common conditions that may come with aging, questions to ask your doctor, and how to ask for the help you need. Keep reading for helpful tips and friendly advice from SYNERGY HomeCare.

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Ways to Feel Healthier & Happier

There are a lot of things you can do to feel healthier and happier every day. Your mood can have a significant impact on your overall health, so it's important to remember that these two really go hand-in-hand.

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Common Conditions that May Come with Aging

As you age, there are different illnesses and issues to look out for that could be problematic. Although the body changes with age, there's no reason you can't enjoy your life to the fullest while being conscious of your health. Find out more about what to expect as you age and how to live a long and happy life.

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Home Care Can Play a Big Role in Successful Aging

The concept of successful aging can vary considerably from person to person. While some may place an emphasis on staying physically active, others are more concerned with maintaining a high level of mental acuity. Regardless of what older adults value, experts say that their attitude toward aging is what plays the biggest role in determining their quality of life.

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Family Caregivers: It's Okay to Ask for Help

Having a parent who needs care is challenging. It demands a lot of physical and emotional energy from you, and you may find yourself giving more and more over time. It can be easy to feel burned out or frustrated. While you may feel bad about these emotions, know that this is completely normal and it can also be a sign that you need to ask for more help.

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Questions Seniors Should Ask Their Doctors

Older adults who want to live and maintain healthy lifestyles shouldn't be afraid to ask questions of their doctor or senior care service provider. Not only will you be more in the know about what you could be doing to stay healthy, but you'll build a stronger relationship with your physician.



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