Small Ways to Care for the Caregiver

21. November 2016 Self Care 0
How to Practice Health Self-Care With Minimal Effort       Caring for others can be detrimental to your health. As you manage the needs of others, caregivers tend to drop the ball on their own needs. There are only 24 hours in the day and at least 8 of those hours are spent sleeping. ...

Caring For A Toxic Relative

10 Ways To Maintain Your Sanity When Caring For A Difficult Family Member       Being a caregiver is hard. There are a lot of demands on your time and energy. However, usually, it is rewarding. You are caring for a loved one who once cared for you. Even on the dark days, you ...

Giving Thanks to Caregivers

16. November 2016 Self Care 0
Caregivers Need to Hear Thank You       I know you didn’t jump into caregiving for the accolades. You see your aging parents need help and rolled up your sleeves and just do what needs to be done. That’s the type of person you are. You jump in without giving thought to the emotional ...

Cost Cutting Tips for Seniors

15. November 2016 Bargains 0
Where to Save Money with Senior Discounts       Whether you are anxious about how the election results will affect your budget, or  you want to set aside money for travel or luxuries, I have a roundup of senior discounts and ways to cut costs on the basics. It can be hard to cut ...

Caregiving and Stress

10. November 2016 Self Care 1
How To Manage The Stress Of Caregiving       Not surprising, but caregivers report much higher levels of stress than non-caregivers. It can be physically and emotionally draining caring for another adult. It can also be scary watching a loved one’s health or well-being decline.   If you add in the stress of being ...

Traveling With Your Elderly Relative

How to Make Traveling Easier with Someone with Mobility Challenges       When I was a kid, my mom picked up my grandmother every Saturday to take her to lunch and shopping. When she lived with my uncle and had an easier time getting around, it wasn’t challenging. Unfortunately, as time passed, my grandmother ...

Caregiving When You’re Sick

03. November 2016 Health 0
How to Care for Someone Else When You Don’t Feel Well       Cold and flu season are in full effect. Hopefully, you’ve already gotten a flu shot to protect you and your caree and are taking precautions to keep yourself healthy. Even if you’re keeping up on germ reduction, unfortunately, caregivers are at ...

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 ...