caregivers

September 12, 2018

Caregiver, Asking Your Doctor the Important Questions

“Have a seat and we’ll call your name soon.” “Please fill out these forms to the best of your ability.” “The doctor will see you now.” Let’s face it; a doctor’s visit is not the ideal […]
August 31, 2018

What’s Funny About Caregiver Fatigue?

Even the most seasoned caregiver can suffer from fatigue. Whether you have a cancer, fall prevention, or dementia care plan in place, exhaustion from caring for a loved one can take its toll on a caregiver […]
August 23, 2018

Remembering Mimi and Learning How to Balance Life

Sometimes we can look to our past to learn how to find the balance we seek in our present lives. Our memories should be treasured and viewed as shaping and touching our lives today.
August 13, 2018

How to Be a Great Caregiver

Taking care of someone with a chronic illness like cancer poses unique challenges. But millions of parents, children, siblings, partners, friends, neighbors, sisters, daughters and sons put their lives on hold to take care of someone […]
August 3, 2018

Health Benefits of Pets for Elderly People Would Also Apply to Caregivers

It appears that owning a pet can be very good for you! For seniors, it can literally save lives. What kinds of pets and how to go about owning a pet are considerations as well as […]
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 30, 2018

One Daughter’s Story: Caring for a Parent in my Home

Caregiving can begin with a moment’s notice, as Beth discovered. Her elderly mother, widowed and living independently in the Midwest, had suffered a disabling stroke. Beth, the youngest of six children, willingly responded since she lived […]
July 27, 2018

7 Thoughtful Ways of Caregiver to Show Mom You Care

Mother’s Day is over but there’s still time to get her a gift. Perhaps you forgot a card or a gift, maybe your mother doesn’t live near you and you want to send her something.
July 26, 2018

The Future of Robot Caregivers

Each time I make a house call, I stay much longer than I should. I can’t leave because my patient is holding my hand, or because she’s telling me, not for the first time, about when […]

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