Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to this long weekend. I hope you have the opportunity to rest and recover and take a little time for self-care.
Here are my five favorite stories for caregivers this week. Enjoy!
Make End of Life Discussions Natural and Relaxed: Some families are more comfortable than others with discussing death. If your family is like mine, here are some great tips for having the conversation.
Visiting Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease – Dos and Don’ts: Not everyone knows how to act around a family member with Alzheimer’s disease. Here are some great pointers for making a visit comfortable. If you need additional tips, check out my communication tips and activities to do with someone with dementia. If you are struggling with dementia care, don’t forget to check out all of my posts related to your specific challenges.
15 Home Safety Tips for Caregivers of Someone with Dementia: This is a great list of safety tips for caregivers. I especially like the idea of labeling the doors so they don’t feel embarrassed if they don’t remember where the kitchen is.
Male Caregivers – Asking for Help: This is a great article on helping male caregivers reach out for assistance.
Seniors Who Live Alone Rate Physical Health Higher, Mental Health Lower: This article addresses a recent study on seniors who live alone and live with others. While the results aren’t surprising, I think it’s important to acknowledge since caregivers tend to focus on physical needs and may be too overwhelmed to address emotional needs. I share tips to combat loneliness, help aging parents socialize and even help aging parents connect online to help address these issues.
In case you missed them, here are my posts this week: