Caregiving

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 19, 2018

After Caregiving: Getting Back on Your Feet

Nothing can be more devastating than losing a loved one, whether it be your sibling, parent, child, or partner.  And no one will be ready for that to happen. For many, the long stretch of battling […]
September 18, 2018

Why Caregivers need to talk to other Caregivers

There is nothing like talking to another caregiver. No one understands what caregivers go through like other caregivers. When I was taking care of Mom and Dad, the most valuable things I heard came from other […]
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 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 8, 2018

Positive Aspects of Caregiving

Caring for a person with a debilitating illness is often challenging. It becomes all the more difficult when the person is in the throes of Alzheimer’s disease. Those affected can display mood swings, repeat words in […]
August 1, 2018

Alzheimer’s Patients Keep the Spark Alive by Sharing Stories

Can you keep the love light shining after your partner’s brain has begun to dim? Just ask Denise Tompkins of Naperville, Ill., married 36 years to John, now 69, who has Alzheimer’s disease.
July 31, 2018

Love and Burnout: Caregivers, Too, Need Care

AFTER Mark Donham’s wife, Chris, fell under the spell of early-onset Alzheimer’s, he doubled down on his marriage vows. He quit his job as a well-paid sales representative in the printing industry and became his wife’s […]

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