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 ...

Eating Healthy When You’re Busy

12. September 2016 Health 0
How to Eat Well When You Don’t Have Time to Cook     Last week I participated in a Twitter chat about nutrition for seniors and people living with cancer. One of the main themes of the chat was that it is critical for seniors to eat healthy foods. The same goes for caregivers, who ...

Top 5 Caregiving Stories This Week

09. September 2016 Weekly Roundup 0
    Happy Friday! I hope you have had a wonderful week! I participated in a Twitter conversation (follow me at @caregivingeasy) on nutrition for seniors this week, so in addition to a roundup of my favorite caregiving stories this week, I’ll re-share my posts on healthy eating.     When You Are Shamed for ...

The Power of No

08. September 2016 Self Care 0
Learning to Say No When You’re a People Pleaser         If you are a caregiver, it is likely you have a problem saying no. Just the fact that you selflessly decided to take on the epic task of caring for another person’s needs shows that you willingly take on tasks that go ...

Prevent Caregiver Burnout

07. September 2016 Self Care 2
How Caregivers Can Prevent Burning Out When The To Do List is Too Long       Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude. Does this sound familiar? If it does, you need to reach out for help. Your loved ones would ...