Top 5 Caregiving Stories This Week

30. September 2016 Weekly Roundup 0
Roundup Of My Favorite Stories For Caregivers       As a busy caregiver, you don’t have a lot of time to read up on topics of interest to you. Don’t worry. I’ve gathered my favorite caregiving stories to help you catch up.   This has been a week where I have had to be ...

Long Wait Times at Medical Appointments

29. September 2016 Health 0
How To Maximize Your Time When You Are Waiting On A Doctor       A few weeks ago, I had a medical appointment in a new office. I literally waited four hours before seeing the doctor. I was so annoyed with myself for not bringing much with me so the time was wasted. Of ...

Prevent Caregiver Loneliness

28. September 2016 Relationships 0
Finding Ways to Combat the Isolation of Caregiving       I read an article recently about caregiving issues and one of the biggest issues is that while everyone is worrying about the caree’s health and well-being, no one is worrying about the caregiver. It is assumed that since they are the “healthy” one, their ...

Techniques For A Better Night’s Sleep

26. September 2016 Health 0
Sleep Hygiene To Help With Sleep Problems     I have had a really difficult time with sleep lately, so I thought I’d do some homework on tactics to get a better night’s sleep. I figure, if I am having sleep challenges, people who are in the trenches of caregiving are probably struggling as well. ...

Top 5 Caregiving Stories This Week

23. September 2016 Weekly Roundup 0
Roundup of My 5 Favorite Articles for Caregivers       Happy Friday and beginning of Fall! Living in SoCal, we really don’t get the wonderful brisk Fall weather, but I will happily indulge in pumpkin everything. I hope you have a wonderful relaxing weekend full of self-care and joy this weekend.   Here are ...

Help Aging Parents Get Proper Nutrition

22. September 2016 Health 1
Support Nutritional Goals in Aging Parents to Keep Them Healthy     As we age, we tend to be less active, which can lead to decreased appetite. Even though our aging parents aren’t burning as many calories, they still need to take in proper nutrition to maintain a healthy body weight and remain strong.   ...

Documenting Your Family Memories

21. September 2016 Relationships 0
How to Preserve Family Traditions, Recipes and History       We all hate to think about the fact that our aging family members may pass away some day. Unfortunately, if there’s one true fact about life, it’s that no one lives forever. I know I’ve talked about it before, but I’m so sad that ...

Financial Fraud and Seniors

19. September 2016 Safety 0
How to Help Aging Parents Avoid Financial Scams       In the seven years I worked with the elderly, I met so many wonderful, trusting people. Sometimes, too trusting. I had clients who never locked their doors, clients who loaned money and cars to paid caregivers and clients who responded to every piece of ...

Wandering and Alzheimer’s Disease

16. September 2016 Dementia Care 0
Knowing the Risks of Wandering and How to Protect Your Parent with Alzheimer’s Disease       If you are a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, you are probably familiar with “wandering.” Wandering is a persistent behavior where a person with Alzheimer’s disease moves around the environment with seemingly no purpose or awareness of ...

Best Caregiving Tasks to Delegate

14. September 2016 Shortcuts 0
Free Up Time By Delegating These Caregiving Tasks       Caregiving is challenging. Between managing your own household and helping your parents age in place, the never-ending to do list can be overwhelming. While it can be expensive to hire an in-home caregiver, there are less expensive tasks you can outsource to simplify your ...