Dave Nassaney

January 12, 2018

Forty-Eight Mental Breaks for Caregivers

Caregiving takes a lot of time. Even if you had spare time to daydream in the first place, it’s probably gone now. However you must give yourself a mental break once in a while.
January 11, 2018

How to Be Supportive to Friends Experiencing Loss

Loss is an inescapable part of life. Whether we’ve lost someone to death, or are going through a living loss such as divorce, retirement, a life-threatening illness, a debilitating injury or a life-altering condition like dementia or addiction, […]
January 10, 2018

More Than Reminiscing

As caregivers, it is an understatement to say that our lives are busy. Our days may be filled with endless tasks such as helping a parent with bathing, administering medications, managing appointments and insurance claims. We […]
January 9, 2018

You May Feel Lonely, But You’re Not Alone

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; can give and receive without judgment and derive sustenance and strength from the relationship,” Brené Brown, the author and […]
January 8, 2018

Spinal Cord Injury

As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, many are learning that the simple everyday activities they once took for granted, such as getting into their own bathrooms, have become more challenging now that they have […]
January 5, 2018

Challenges Affecting Family Caregivers

Caregiving in our society affects individuals of all races, lifestyles, and incomes. As our population ages, a growing number of American adults will serve as caregivers for loved ones who are disabled and/or suffering from a […]
January 4, 2018

Emotional Fatigue

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, founder of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, says there are four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, […]
January 3, 2018

How People With Dementia Can Live at Home Longer

Gladys Gerben was always a loner, a trait that grew more pronounced after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease about four years ago. She was adamant that she would never leave her home of 30 years, […]
December 29, 2017

Depression After Stroke

Nearly two-thirds of people who experience a stroke also find themselves battling depression. It can be attributed to a variety of causes including the emotions due to physical losses or simply the overwhelming reality of going […]

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