caregiver

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 […]
August 27, 2018

Caregiver By Chance, Caregiver By Choice

At nine years old, I lost my dad. So young, however so wise to know I needed to help my mom with my brothers and sister. You see, my mom was not well so I was […]
August 21, 2018

Convincing A Loved One To Go To A Nursing Home

Virtually no one wants to either live in a nursing home or place a loved one in such a facility. However, according to Linda Breytspraak, Center on Aging Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City, “Today, people over […]
August 16, 2018

7 Ways to Fight Caregiver Stress

Caring for a loved one can be overwhelming. And as the population ages, more and more family members are taking on that role. In fact, the Mayo Clinic estimates that informal caregivers provide 80 percent of long-term […]
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 […]
July 12, 2018

Caregiver Caring for a Loved One with Fecal Incontinence

Anyone who suffers from fecal incontinence (FI) is bound to find the condition frustrating and embarrassing.
July 11, 2018
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8 Tips for a Healthy Diet For Caregivers After Age 50

Caregivers turning 50 is a milestone for many people. The half-century mark comes with new rules for medical tests and often brings a couple of health-related signals, concerning diet indicating that it’s for some dietary changes. […]
June 22, 2018

We All Need Caregivers We Can Lean On

Try a little experiment. Tie your hands to your sides and have someone feed you your dinner. Then, after they inevitably miss your gaping gob, check out what happens when they try, with the best of […]
June 7, 2018

Where to Find Respite: Resources for Caregivers

We love our elders. That is why we care for them, even if it means we are on call or on duty around the clock. We would not have it any other way. Knowing we can […]

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