Caregiving Blog

October 19, 2017

Confessions of a Sometimes Caregiver

My mother, an 86-year-old widow, lives alone in a small town in the farming country of central Kansas. Born and raised in the town, she returned […]
October 18, 2017

Dementia and Incontinence Treatment

Dementia is a devastating disease that affects approximately  millions of people in the US and worldwide. The disease slowly robs individuals of their memory, cognitive functioning, and […]
October 17, 2017

In Sickness and in Health But Why Does Sickness Have to be so Gut-Wrenching?

A family caregiver broke. It happens. And it happened in my community. A husband who cares for his wife and son tried to kill his wife with a […]
October 16, 2017

Living With Your Home Health Care Aide

You’ve made the decision to let an aide come into your home to assist. That was hard enough. Now you’re getting apprehensive about what to expect […]
October 13, 2017

Caring Conversations: How to talk with Family about Caregiving

Caregiving can cause tension among family members if roles and responsibilities aren’t discussed frankly. Although it can be tough to talk with family about caregiving issues, […]
October 12, 2017

Eight Ways To Add More Joy To Your Life

Being a caregiver of a loved one, part of the sandwich generation taking care of a family member who has a chronic or debilitating disease can […]
October 11, 2017

Caring Conversations: How To Help A Caregiver

Perhaps you’re not a caregiver yourself, but you know someone who is. You know your friend or family member is feeling tired, overwhelmed, stressed out, or […]
October 10, 2017

CHANGING HANDS

“She’s awake.” I say to my husband as we watch TV in the living room. He’s in one Lazy Boy. I’m in the other..“Do you want […]
October 9, 2017

Trust Your Instincts

Baby Boomers, more than 77 million strong, are also known as the Sandwich Generation. They are the ones raising their own kids and having to care […]
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