* Caregiver Burnout

November 21, 2017

Facing Down the Biggest Fear of All

(Editor’s note: This essay is part of a series from author and speaker Ken Druck, based on work in his book Courageous Aging, which is about how all people can make peace with, and find joy […]
November 13, 2017

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.   The […]
November 10, 2017

Top Ten Ways To Care For Yourself

Keep a journal. Start today. Describe your fears as well as your hopes, the reality of what each day is like, Don’t be afraid to write about the losses, big or small. Stick with your journal. Let yourself […]
October 30, 2017

Don’t Get Mad, Get Funny

No matter how much we love them, caring for family members can be a very stressful job.  And all that stress can take its toll on our health and make our role as family caregivers even […]
October 25, 2017

The Art of Compassionate Communication for Elder Caregivers

“No one can ever be fully prepared for the challenges of caregiving. The tasks and responsibilities involved can be demanding, even more so when caregivers themselves are frail, have been thrust into their role unexpectedly or […]
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 there with my father after his retirement, leaving the big […]
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 take a toll on you physically and emotionally especially when […]
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 sad, and you want to extend your hand – but […]
September 18, 2017

Compassion Fatigue and Caregiver Burnout

Compassion fatigue is a natural consequence of providing care for a family member, friend or of being a professional caregiver. There are several phases of caregiving that will help you define your job as a caregiver. […]
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