Self-Care Apps for Caregivers

08. August 2016 Self Care 0
Roundup of apps to help caregivers care for themselves     Have you ever looked at the clock and realized its 4 p.m. and you haven’t had a sip of water or anything to eat? Sometimes, caregivers are so busy making sure others’ needs are being met that they totally forget about their own. I’ve ...

Top 5 Caregiving Stories this Week

      Happy Friday! I hope you have been able to carve out time for fun or self-care this week. As caregivers, it can be hard to remember to enjoy ourselves and take time to care for our needs, but it is important. As I tell my son, we only get one life, we ...

Using Technology for Long-Distance Caregivers

Maintaining Your Relationship with Aging Parents from Afar       If you don’t live near your parents and they are aging, you may have suspicions about their ability to live independently, but it can be hard to gauge their needs from far away. Thankfully, with technological advancements, you don’t have to wait until your ...

Promoting Independence with Someone with Dementia

How to Encourage a Person with Dementia to Continue Activities of Daily Living and Self Care     While it may seem like you are helping, it is important for caregivers to allow their caree the opportunity to perform as many activities of daily living as they can. Even with physical and cognitive decline, there ...

Common Caregiving Terms

01. August 2016 Shortcuts 1
For most of us, caregiving is an entirely new, unplanned endeavor that is entered quickly, without much thought and research. Your dad has a stroke, your mom takes a fall, your spouse is diagnosed with a disease and suddenly, you’re a caregiver.       You start hearing words that you haven’t heard before and ...