Resources for Caregivers

How to Find Help with Caregiving Challenges       Are you watching your parent age and wondering what you can do to get them help in the home or support? Or have you already become a caregiver due to a sudden injury or illness and are drowning with little time to find help?   ...

Top Senior Home Safety Tips

17. August 2016 Safety 0
Keeping Your Parents Safe at Home         Whether you live across the country or across the street, keeping up with your aging parents can be a challenge. They may not want your help or go to great lengths to prove that they are just fine. If, like most people, their goal is ...

Healthy Eating On A Dime

15. August 2016 Bargains 0
Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive         It is really unfortunate that eating healthy, fresh foods can cost more than eating processed, unhealthy food. I try to feed my family a balanced healthy diet and have found ways to incorporate low-cost healthy foods into our diet to lower our grocery budget. ...

Octogenarians Shaking Things Up

    We always focus on what is lost as we age, so I thought I’d do a fun post on octogenarians who are shaking things up, doing cool things. Instead of focusing on what is lost, let’s all focus on what we can do as we age.   I try to remind myself of ...

Communication Challenges with Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding the language changes in Alzheimer’s disease and how caregivers can cope.       One of the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is effectively communicating with them. They may have difficulty expressing their needs or the caregiver may not know how to address their changing ability. Caregivers can also get annoyed ...

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 ...