Happy Friday! I hope you are finding ways to keep cool and have some fun these Summer days. We’ve been taking advantage of the extra daylight and slower pace and taking nightly walks. It has done wonders for all of our moods!
Here are my 5 favorite caregiving stories this week. I’ve found something on everything from Alzheimer’s disease to breaking out of your comfort zone. Enjoy!
10 Things That You Must Have Before Becoming an Alzheimer’s Caregiver: This tongue in cheek piece offers levity to the difficult task of caring for someone with dementia. She includes useful resources at the bottom and if you sign up for her newsletter, you can receive a free guide on communicating with someone with dementia.
Online Classes for the Lifelong Learner: This is a great article on the rise of lifelong learning courses. The proliferation of online learning opportunities is a huge benefit to the elderly who are homebound but still have full cognitive functioning. What a great way to reduce loneliness.
Is Aging in Place a Pipe Dream: If you ask most people, their preference is to age in place. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for many people. This article provides information on how to prepare for aging in place. I also offer some solutions on aging in place to help make it a possibility.
Stuck in Your Comfort Zone? 10 Steps to Break Free: I admit, I don’t have a problem stepping out of my comfort zone. In fact, I sometimes actively seek it and I definitely push my son out of his comfort zone on a regular basis. That being said, I understand that it isn’t easy for “normal” people, my husband included. This is a great guide to stepping out in a non-scary way.
Suddenly You’re A Family Caregiver – Family Caregiver Quick Tip: This article provides practical tips for becoming a caregiver. I especially like the quote from Rosalyn Carter she includes in the article: “There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” If you need more suggestions on becoming a caregiver, I have a guide for new caregivers.
In case you missed it, here are my posts for the week. Have a fantastic weekend!