Caregiver guilty of stealing $1M from 100-year-old

Caregiver guilty of stealing M from 100-year-old
(AP) — A former caregiver in northeast Washington state who was convicted of taking nearly $ 1 million from a Kettle Falls woman who was more than 100 years old has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. John "Herb" Friedlund was looking after Frances …
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What You Really Need to Survive As a Caregiver
Let's face it: If you're a caregiver for someone with a serious illness, you're carrying around a ton of stress. Sleepless nights, physical exhaustion, irritability, feeling overwhelmed by your seemingly endless list of duties; these are just a few of …
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Cancer Caregiver's Share What They Wish They Had Known
One study estimates the stress of caregiving can take as many as ten years off a family caregiver's life. In order to improve the odds of a positive outcome, those who are fighting cancer need their caregivers to be prepared for the ordeal they'll both …
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I’m a Caregiver, but Feel Like a Nurse!

I’m a Caregiver, but Feel Like a Nurse!
Could you manage the feeding tube inserted in your father’s stomach? Would you be able to change bandages after your mother’s heart surgery? Do you know how to give injections or check someone’s blood oxygen level? If you’re a caregiver, you may be expected to do all that — and more — as part of your daily routine….
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Life Lessons from an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
So when White learned that her father had Alzheimer’s disease, she found the transformation from loved one to caregiver only natural.

But it’s a process she couldn’t have survived, she says, without a support network that included the Alzheimer’sAssocation of Western New York.
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