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Category Archive: Caregiving

Jan
25

Are Your More Like an Aspirin–or a Vitamin?

by Dr. Vicki Rackner If your patients were to describe you, would they say you’re more like an aspirin or a vitamin? Not that you literally prescribe aspirin or vitamins.  However, you help your patients, clients or sources of referrals achieve one of two outcomes: move away from what they don’t want, or move towards …

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Jul
23

How to Persuade Loved Ones To Take Pain Medication

Conversations about pain medication–especially opioids– elicit strong emotions. Here are 7 conversation starters if you think your loved one should take more pain medication.

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Jul
18

Do Sweat the Heat. Dehydration is Big Stuff

Here’s something to remember on lazy summer days. Drink up!

Your body’s fluid reserves work just like your checking account. You stay in balance by putting in the same amount you take out. When it’s hot or it’s humid or you’re exercising, your body cools itself by sweating. Sweating results in a withdrawal from your body’s water reserves so you need to drink more to stay in water balance and avoid dehydration.

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Jul
10

Chronic Pain in the News

Chronic pain is in the news. As well it should be. Chronic pain afflicts more people than cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined. Pain specialists consider chronic pain as more than an unpleasnat symptom. It can become a disease in its own right.

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Jun
29

The Boomer Brain: A Magnificent Mind

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Brains, like fine wines, get better with age. Here are three qualities of maturing minds:

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May
23

How To Say No–Nicely

What do you say when someone asks for your time or your energy or your attention that you don’t have to give? Learning how to graciously decline a request helps you stay in the long caregiving marathon.

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Apr
05

The Connection Prescription

What if you heard about a medical intervention that could make you smarter, retard memory loss and brighten your mood? It sounds too good to be true, but growing numbers of clinical studies show that friendship keeps you young. I call it the “connection prescription” and as a physician I recommend regular doses

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Mar
01

Find The Courage To Receive

The willingness to receive a gift can be like putting in a gallon of gas in the car and going another 100 miles. All you have to do is be willing to say yes to the gifts that come your way.

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Jan
27

Pain Stompers Teleseminar Replay

Want some ideas about how to respond to a loved one in pain? Click here for the Pain Stompers teleseminar replay.

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Dec
19

A Holiday Gift for Yourself: Freedom from Regrets

Regrets hurt. I offer a hopeful message: you can heal the pain of regrets.

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