Squeeze Self-Care Into Busy Days

02. November 2016 Self Care 0
A Caregiver’s Guide To Caring For Themselves       I have read, and written, so many articles about self-care for caregivers and while I still completely support the need for caregiver self-care, I also understand the reality of your life. Many of the articles I read have comments from actual caregivers discussing how difficult ...

7 Signs Your Aging Parents Are Struggling

How To Detect Problems With Your Parents’ Health Or Well-Being       Whether you are a long-distance caregiver or live in the same neighborhood as your parents, it can be difficult to detect changes in their health or well-being. In some cases, the changes come on slowly, making it hard to notice until one ...

Eat for Your Brain Health

26. October 2016 Health 0
Food That Enhances Brain Function       As we age, our cognitive function can decline. You don’t have to allow this to happen. There are things you can do to improve brain function, from doing regular brain challenges to exercise and diet changes.   Here are some foods to include in your diet to ...

My Best Budgeting Tips for Caregivers

24. October 2016 Bargains 0
Roundup of My Best Tips to Help Caregivers Cut Costs       If you are a caregiver to an aging parent or spouse with a chronic medical condition, you know how expensive it can be. In addition to the prescription co-pays and medical visit co-pays, there are always items that aren’t covered by insurance. ...

Easy Home Upgrades for Senior Safety

20. October 2016 Safety 1
Simple Changes You Can Do To Help Your Elderly Parent Age In Place Safely       If your aging parent lives alone, you probably worry about their safety. There are so many potential hazards from fall risks to fire risks and everything in between. While you can’t put your mom in a bubble, there ...

Handling Difficult Alzheimer’s Disease Behaviors

How To Deal With Challenging Behaviors That Can Come With Alzheimer’s Disease       Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can pose many challenges. Not only is it difficult to handle the emotions that go with seeing a loved one go through such a difficult disease, but there are several out of character behaviors ...

Top 5 Stories for Caregivers This Week

Roundup of my Favorite Caregiving Articles       Happy Friday, Caregivers! We made it through another week. We’re already nearly half way through October. This time of year always seems to fly by. I hope you and your caree are able to stop and enjoy the season.   Here are my five favorite caregiving ...

Fall Prevention Tools

13. October 2016 Safety 0
Avoid Falls With These Tools and Techniques       More than 1 in 3 people over 65 fall each year. Many of those falls result in a trip to the emergency room. While the numbers seem scary, there are ways to help reduce fall risks.   If you are a caregiver to someone who ...