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Why Ultrarunners Run Such Grueling Distances

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Miriam Diaz-Gilbert

A Badass Who Is Just Plain Crazy Social anthropologist Peter N. Jones describes ultrarunners as "a semi-obscure and incomprehensible group of athlete...

Tips for When a Friend or Relative Has Dementia

Alana Rosenstein | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Alana Rosenstein

In over a decade of working with people living with Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia and their caregivers, I have learned much from these remarkable individuals. I have found the following 10 tips to be helpful for family and friends when someone they know has dementia.

Caregiver Alert! You Need a Break

Linda S. Noelker, PhD | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Linda S. Noelker, PhD

If you are not a caregiver but know someone who is, consider volunteering your services to give them a break from caregiving. Especially during the busy holiday season, the gift of respite is likely to be gratefully accepted.

How You Can Help Someone Who Is an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Marie Marley | Posted 09.09.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

These people desperately need all the assistance they can get. It will help them preserve their own well-being. It will also help them improve their caregiving since no one can be a good caregiver if they're burned out all the time.

Don't Believe These 6 Excuses That Add Stress to Alzheimer's Care

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

You're right. Nobody can replace you. But you're not looking for a replacement. All you need is somebody to relieve you, for a little while.

8 Ways to Volunteer to Help America's Largest Volunteer Health Care Work Force: Family Caregivers

Sherri Snelling | Posted 06.22.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Snelling

Caregivers are an invaluable volunteer army drafted into service to help loved ones remain at home rather than in facilities and institutions.

We All Need a Respite: How Sandwich Generation Members Can Take a Guilt-Free Vacation

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dwayne J. Clark

A relatively new but increasingly-popular program offered by some assisted living communities, respite care allows families to book their loved one for a stay of a few days or even several weeks at a residential care facility.

Ask for Help, and Take It!

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Haslanger

When we talk about the burden facing caregivers, most people agree that getting help is necessary for maintaining their health and their sanity. But for some reason, when it comes time to actually take that help, many caregivers resist.

Unplug And Recharge: Taking Time Out From Our Own Madness

Carol Smaldino | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

A spa, even if only as a metaphor, is a destination that we need to visit, study and copy, because it allows the very respite from the madness of most of our lives that affords us the necessary breathing, reflection and contrast.

Shady December: A Sunglass Hut Fete

Melissa Vale | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa Vale

Sunglass Hut recently teamed up with Prada Private for a fun evening. If there was any worry about a lackluster crowd, well, Nike Communication's Flo Fulton took care of that.