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 my 5 favorites for the week:
6 Facts About Caregiving That Will Make You Cringe: This article is a bit uncomfortable to read because it truly tells it like it is. Everything caregivers know and think is put out there for others to read from the fact that caring for a spouse is hard to caregiving affects your day job.
What To Do When You’ve Reached Your Breaking Point As A Caregiver: Many times, advice is given by people who have no idea of what you’re going through. These are suggestions from actual caregivers who are going through the same things you are.
Exercise Slows Brain Aging By 10 Years: Yet more evidence on the benefits of exercise. You don’t have to go crazy and go to workout boot camp, just take some baby steps to improve your long-term health.
Is It Too Soon For Memory Care?: This article shares really helpful information on when to consider Memory Care and what to look for, depending on your caree’s needs. I have several posts on caring for someone with dementia here, for further reading on communication, dining and independence.
Sandwich Generation Caregiving Tips: There are really useful tips in this article from protecting your identity to prioritizing. If you’re struggling with getting things done as a Sandwich Caregiver, you may want to check out my shortcuts.
Bonus: I read an article on technology to help family caregivers that addressed the fact that while 71% of family caregivers are interested in using technology, only 7% actually use technology. That led me to this article that shares some technology available, so I wanted to pass it on. You may also want to check out my post on caregiver self-care apps to help you better care for yourself.
In case you missed them, here are my posts for the week. Have a wonderful weekend!