Caregiving Blog (non-members can only access the most recent 3)

November 15, 2018

THE CHALLENGES THAT CAREGIVERS FACE

The more challenging the patients’ needs, the more complex, demanding, and stressful the caregiver’s role might be. Caregiving for patients with brain-related issues such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, brain injuries, memory loss, mental illness, or any of […]
November 14, 2018

About Alzheimer’s Disease: Caregiving

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can have high physical, emotional, and financial costs. The demands of day-to-day care, changes in family roles, and decisions about placement in a care facility can be difficult. There […]
November 13, 2018

Adjusting to Life After Caregiving

A caregiver plays an important role in supporting a person with cancer. A caregiver provides physical, emotional, and practical care daily or as needed. Many caregivers focus on providing this support, especially if a family member’s […]
November 12, 2018

Life after Colorectal Cancer Surgery

Most patients with colorectal cancer undergo surgery to remove tumor tissue from the colon or rectum. But this lifesaving procedure can come with unwelcome side effects. Most patients experience changes in normal bowel functions, including increased […]
November 9, 2018

Bedsores: Risk Factors & Prevention

Family members with someone in long-term care need to be knowledgeable and vigilant about decubitus ulcers — the dreaded bedsores. Also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, bedsores are skin wounds that result from prolonged […]
November 8, 2018

Caring for Senior Patients – Home Away from Home

Seniors make up a large part of our population and their health is not something that can be taken lightly. They not only need, but also deserve, proper attention directed towards their well-being, especially when illnesses […]
November 7, 2018

Are You Burned Out, Or What?? The Costs of Going Too Far.

So are you in denial about this “thing” called Burnout?  Or maybe denial is the LAST thing that you are in. Maybe you are TOTALLY in agreement with me and others that you are suffering from Caregiver […]
November 6, 2018

Achieve goals in the age of distraction

I’m lucky — I’ve always been a fairly productive person, both in my personal and professional life. I seem to be hardwired to write ‘to do’ lists and I love to cross things off them. However, I realized […]
November 5, 2018

15 Truths About Self-Love We All Need To Remember

Self-love is about more than bubble baths. Self-love is about the way you view yourself, speak to yourself, treat yourself, and the dreams you have for your life. Here are 15 truths about self-love we all […]

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