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Welcome to Shop Sage Products online story-telling corner. We've invited caregivers to tell us their caregiving stories. What better way to learn about caring for our loved ones if not from those who have done it before you, or are doing it with you? If you'd care to submit your own caregiving story, use our form to answer "How or Why Did You Become a Caregiver?".

 
 
 

Just For You—Caregiver Health Tip

by | Thursday, June 18, 2015 |
12 ways to recharge your batteries

We know people are living longer. So that means caregiving routines are stretched out for longer periods of time. On average, a 75-year-old caregiver spends about 34 hours per week on caregiving, compared to a 65-year-old who provides just 30 hours per week, according to a collaborative report published by Johns Hopkins University. Hopefully these numbers give pause for thought for caregivers.

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5 ways to cope with mouth dryness

by | Thursday, June 18, 2015 |

Ever notice your mouth feels like an arid dessert? Or maybe your tongue feels dry like beef jerky. While dry mouth is uncomfortable, the mouth may harbors more bacteria due to depleted saliva. And that could lead to tooth decay, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). No one wants to schedule dental appointments to fill cavities or have teeth yanked out. That’s why it’s important to protect your teeth while you still have them.

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What’s in your mouth?

by | Thursday, June 18, 2015 |
4 ways to improve oral hygiene

Did you ever think of your mouth as a receptacle of sorts, when it comes to eating and drinking; in goes the coffee each morning as well as regular food. But it’s also where bacteria, viruses, and fungi like to hang out. After all, it’s moist, dark, and warm—a perfect environment where germs thrive.

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A devoted husband—a devoted caregiver

by | Thursday, June 18, 2015 |
Steve and Patty’s story

My wife Patty and I used to have conversations. She loved children and loved to cook, and talked about both. I also remember her homemade spaghetti sauce—she was quite the cook. We’ve enjoyed a good life together. Now we find ourselves in a new season of life. Patty was diagnosed with Frontal Temporal Lobe Dementia and Alzheimer’s in 2007. Many caregivers who understand this neurological disease know how hard it is to watch the rapid personality changes that go with it.

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