AARP Houston Caregiving Podcast

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Repair and rebuild are the two words many Texans are using today after that winter storm ripped through our state, causing heartache, concern, and, for some, broken pipes and water damage.
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Since the start of the pandemic, nearly 95% of COVID-19 deaths have been among people 50 and older.  While some caregivers and the loved ones they care for choose to get vaccinated, finding the vaccine has not been easy. In addition to access to the vaccine, people in communities of color face other barriers like distrust in the vaccine.   
It is the new year, and that means it’s time for new year’s resolutions. For many, those resolutions are to lose weight, exercise more, and eat healthier. In this latest edition of our Prepare to Care Podcast, Robin Owens of Meal Prep With Me says getting fit is easy and fun to do.
For the 3.2 million Texas caregivers, balancing work, family, and caregiving duties can be challenging. It is even more taxing as we throw this pandemic in the mix. Dr. Alberto Almeida from Brownsville, Texas, and primary-care physician in family and sports medicine says, mindfulness can help caregivers better deal with their day to day duties. He joined our Prepare to Care Podcast to discuss mindfulness and caregivers.
As many struggle with what to buy that particular person for the holidays, others face the struggle of deciding whether to leave the lights on or put food on the table. As the pandemic worsens, many food insecurities may be on the rise. Many of those hit hard are ages 50+.
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November is National Family Caregivers Month. It’s a time to honor the more than 40 million caregivers across the country. While resources are available for these selfless individuals, a new AARP revealed that almost 1 in 10 said they had no one to talk to about private matters, and 1 in 5 said they had no one to call for help.
The pandemic changed the way we do everyday things. For caregivers, these changes may mean added stress and a need for resources and help.  But did you know that military caregivers experience higher risks of poor health, strained family relationships, and a more immense financial loss than non-military caregivers?
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Nearly 7 million Latinos in the U.S. provide unpaid care to an aging or older loved one. Many Latino family caregivers see caregiving responsibilities only as something family members do for one another and do not seek outside help.
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Studies show that staying active not only benefits the body but the brain too. Physical activity helps improve blood flow and memory. It also helps reduce the chances of developing health conditions.
The 2020 general election is fast approaching. COVID-19 has threatened the health and financial security of millions of Americans. As voters prepare to cast ballots in November, AARP is committed to helping older Americans exercise their right to vote safely while holding candidates accountable on issues like Medicare and Social Security. 
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