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

March 29, 2015

Caregiving: The Grief Process: Bargaining

An excerpt from my book, One Arm One Leg 100 Words, Overcoming Unbelievable Hardships Bargaining The third stage is bargaining. I suspected that Charlene was trying to bargain with God that if she did such and […]
March 28, 2015

Caregiving: The Grief Process: Anger, Part 2

An excerpt from my book, One Arm One Leg 100 Words, Overcoming Unbelievable Hardships. Anger, Part 2: In fact, it might have actually even been therapeutic for her to vent like that. I didn’t really know […]
January 20, 2015

Anger: Excerpt from my new book, The Caregiver’s Caregiver

Anger When fear, frustration or hurt feelings are not expressed, they turn into anger. Anger is a way to release pent up feelings that one cannot identify or explain. There are differing types of anger: There […]
January 19, 2015

Any suggestions on how a caregiver can sleep more than 3 or 4 hours a day?

Anyone out there want to share your secrets on how to get more sleep? Clever tactics, organization strategies that can insure uninterrupted sleep without putting your care-receiver’s safety? Please share your suggestions with us!!!  Thank you!! […]
January 18, 2015

9 Ways Caregivers can Avoid Financial Ruin and Abuse with Alzheimer’s Patients

Did you know current statistics indicate that 15% of people living with dementia have been victims of fraud, financial scams, telephone and mail scams? By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer’s Reading Room Sadly, the number of cases of […]
January 17, 2015

Denial: Excerpt from my new book, The Caregiver’s Caregiver

Denial The first stage of grief is denial. When a person suffers a loss, like Charlene did, the first reaction is typically rejecting the idea that what is occurring is really taking place. This is a […]
January 16, 2015

Is Alzheimer’s Torturing Their Caregivers?

About AuthorAlzheimer’s Reading Room I’m really no different than any other Alzheimer’s caregiver. More or less, I felt how most Alzheimer’s caregivers felt when the diagnosis becomes “official”.Even though I knew it was true, I still couldn’t […]
January 11, 2015

Caregiver Alert! You Need a Break

If you’re one of the 65 million Americans caring for an elderly relative or younger person with a disability, you need regular breaks to help protect your health and well-being. During the holiday season, you may […]
January 9, 2015

How Are You? Well, for Caregivers, It’s Kinda Complicated

“So… How are YOU?” That depends on who’s asking. I mean, do they really want to know? I’ve already spent at least ten minutes bringing them up to speed on my husband’s health and still wasn’t […]

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