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Link Between Immobility and Substance Abuse

Link Between Immobility and Substance Abuse

If growing older weren’t hard enough already, aging can often entail a loss of physical, psychological and/or environmental mobility, which in turn raises the risks of a drinking problem. Consider, for example, that nearly 50 percent of nursing home residents have alcohol-related issues, according to statistics from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Link […]

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When Roles Reverse: Talking to Parents About Alcohol

When Roles Reverse: Talking to Parents About Alcohol

In every parent-child relationship, there eventually comes a time when roles reverse. It’s a natural and inevitable extension of the aging process. The mom or dad who once changed your diapers, drove you to soccer practice, and applied Band-aids to skinned knees will gradually lose their mobility and independence, requiring greater help and supervision with […]

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Addressing Drug or Alcohol Abuse as a Live-In Caregiver

Addressing Drug or Alcohol Abuse as a Live-In Caregiver

How to Talk About Drug or Alcohol Abuse as a Live-in Caregiver and What to Look Out For When you’re a live-in caregiver, your No. 1 priority should be the health, safety and well-being of the person you’re caring for. Given the rising tide of prescription drug and alcohol abuse among today’s seniors, that entails […]

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