Before my friend Sue Paul, The Dementia Queen, mentioned the Caregiver Strain Index to me, I hadn't … [Read more...]
Maintaining your health and balance while caring for a loved one
The job of caregiving can be painstaking, and without proper management, will put your own health at risk. Whether caring for someone with a chronic illness, or during rehabilitation, your success starts with education. You don’t have a boss to turn to for mentoring, or an established team to help you. It’s up to you to take care of yourself, learn about the disease and successful coping systems. We hope these articles help guide you to protect your own well-being while being the best caregiver possible for your loved one.
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Caregiver peace of mind is about ensuring that the person with Alzheimer’s is safe, happy, and well … [Read more...]
Boredom sucks and being trapped in your own home is not healthy. As the caregiver of a person with … [Read more...]
When your loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, taking charge and fighting back is … [Read more...]
Probably not OK, maybe you are a healthy caregiver but chances are you are not as healthy as when … [Read more...]
Patient Care Plans - A Vital Tool for Caregiving Whether your loved one is rehabilitating, has an … [Read more...]
The emotional toll from caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can have dire consequences on … [Read more...]
Being prepared when accompanying your loved one for the first time to a Dr’s appointment is … [Read more...]
A self evaluation of the primary caregiver involves 3 steps, and as discussed in my article, How to … [Read more...]
The information in this article is intended to be a high-level view, and it's very common for these … [Read more...]
The true character of family and friends tend to show when a loved one is diagnosed with a … [Read more...]
In all likelihood, your career already takes an enormous amount of your time and energy. You had it … [Read more...]