Happy Friday! This month is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Are you caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? Thank you for all of the sacrifices you make. It isn’t easy caring for a loved one who is slipping away. If you know someone who is caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, let them know that you recognize how hard they work. They don’t get a lot of thank yous in their day.
Here are my five favorite caregiving stories this week. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!
Making Life Less Difficult for Senior Loved One With Dementia: This is a really thorough article on how to make a home environment more livable for someone with dementia – from securing burners on the stove to placing locks higher on the door to reduce wandering. There is also useful information on improving social interaction and quality of life.
Caregivers: Care for Your Own Heart: This is a great article on the importance of caregivers taking the 7 steps to care for your heart. I especially like how she is incorporating it into her caregiving, to make it less challenging to squeeze in.
Big Impact Health Activities in 15 Minutes or Less: This article features simple tips to improve your health that can be done with little time to spare. Great for caregivers who are time strapped!
Ask Medicare for Caregiving Resources: This article provides information on a great resource for new and experienced caregivers.
Transitioning Home After Leaving a Medical Facility: This is a great guide on how to prepare when a family member is released from a hospital or rehab facility. From determining if the home environment is safe to establishing a caregiver and what the responsibilities will entail, it is a useful tool for someone who is unexpectedly becoming a caregiver.
Bonus! I thought this was fun and wanted to share: 92 Year Old Veteran Throws First Pitch at a Baseball Game. Go him!
That wraps up the roundup. In case you missed my posts for the week, here they are:
Honoring the Fallen this Memorial Day