* Balancing Life & Caregiving

September 24, 2018

5 Steps to Take Before You Become a Relative’s Caregiver

If you think you may someday be managing the life of a parent, you’d be well advised to get a jump on the situation before matters reach a tipping point. For this episode of Motley Fool Answers, […]
September 21, 2018

Family Caregiver: Building Your Care Partner Team

I want to talk about a very important concept, building your “care partner team.” It is far too easy to think as a spouse (or primary family caregiver) facing caregiving … “I can do it all” […]
September 20, 2018

Most Critical Skill for Family Caregivers

We all know caregiving is complex.  So much to learn, so much to do and so little time.  This may surprise you.  But, through personal experience, I believe the most critical skill for a caregiver, regardless […]
September 13, 2018

Busy Parents and Caregivers Must Care for Themselves

In a recent survey, 12 percent of website visitors to heart.org said that they were too busy taking care of others to take care of themselves. But, if you’re a busy mom or dad or the […]
September 11, 2018

Long-Distance Caregiving: Tips for Success

Know What You Need to Know Experienced caregivers recommend that you learn as much as you can about your family member or friend’s illness, medicines, and resources that might be available. Information can help you understand […]
September 10, 2018

Nip Depression in the Bud

While caregivers are defined as the people taking care of those needing help, they sometimes overlook the fact that caregiving responsibilities can take a toll on their own health. In addition to physical ailments, caregivers are […]
September 6, 2018

When Your Caregiving Days Are Over

I am a facilitator of a Cancer Caregiver Support Group in Ohio. We have monthly meetings at two different facilities in two different counties on the second Tuesday and second Wednesday of the month. In the […]
August 29, 2018

Acceptance: The Greatest Emotional Struggle of Caregiving?

A few months ago, when we asked our 18-year-old grandson if he knew where he wanted to go to college following graduation, he said, “I want to go somewhere on the East Coast.” When we asked […]
August 28, 2018

Is It Possible to Maintain a Positive Attitude as a Caregiver?

My mother was a positive thinker. I don’t think her brain was necessarily hardwired for happiness, and I’m certain it didn’t have anything to do with her upbringing. My grandmother could find something negative to say […]

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