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Foodshare Myths

By the GWAAR Legal Services Team (for reprint) FoodShare Wisconsin was created to help stop hunger and to improve nutrition and health. FoodShare helps people with limited money buy the food they need for good health. Each month, people across Wisconsin get help from FoodShare. They are people of all ages who have a job but have low incomes, are living on small or fixed income, have lost their job, and are retired or disabled and not able to work. FoodShare policies are frequently talked … Read More

Relax and Feel Re-Energized This Spring!

April is National Stress Awareness Month. Stress is a part of all of our lives. A little bit keeps us on our toes and can help us perform to the best of our abilities. But caregivers often have more stress than is manageable and that stress can be overwhelming and cause health concerns. We’ve all heard of the benefits of reducing stress to improve our health and “add years to our lives.” We know we “should” do it, but how can we realistically manage stress with our busy … Read More

Caregiver Assistance News

Article from the Mauston Office Newsletter Diabetes Care and Precautions Diabetes can affect many parts of the body, and can lead to serious problems such as heart disease, blindness, kidney damage, and lower-limb amputations. People with diabetes can reduce these risks with the help of their doctors, families, and caregivers. This means controlling the levels of blood glucose (blood sugar), blood pressure, and blood lipids (cholesterol), and receiving regular preventive care. Older … Read More

Baraboo ADRC Office is in partnership with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance to trained and certified 23  local businesses and organizations as Dementia Friendly

Baraboo ADRC Office is in partnership with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance to trained and certified 23  local businesses and organizations as Dementia Friendly.  The will all display the Purple Angel symbol to show their support and awareness to persons with dementia and their caregivers. 1,039 people in Baraboo have been trained. The Ribbon Cutting on March 7th was a celebration of Baraboo becoming a Dementia Friendly Community.     Organizations who have taken … Read More

Recognize Caregiver Burnout

Providing care for an aging or disabled loved one is probably one of the hardest jobs you will ever do. Assisting with daily cares such as dressing, grooming, bathing and walking is physically challenging. Maneuvering through the maze of medical and social services can be trying and time-consuming. Watching your loved one’s ability to care for him/herself deteriorate is emotionally difficult. And the changes in your personal, social and work life due to your role as a caregiver may leave you … Read More