depression

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 20, 2018

Caring For The Caregiver

Being a caregiver is a stressful and demanding job. There is usually very little, if any opportunity to prepare for a new caregiving situation. The well-being of the caregiver requires priority consideration. Thought must be given […]
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 […]
May 24, 2018

Caregivers Depression Among Elderly People

You’re visiting your elderly Dad, and notice that he just doesn’t seem to have his old “spark.” He speaks slowly. He doesn’t want to go out. He spends his time watching TV or falling asleep during […]
May 21, 2018

Caregivers to Do When a Senior Refuses to Bathe and Change Their Clothes

The issue of elders who were once reasonably clean adults refusing to take showers and wear fresh clothes is one that is far more common than most people think. To remedy this often-malodorous situation, it is […]
April 3, 2018

3 Reasons Medical Marijuana is Beneficial for Seniors by Caregivers

Many of today’s seniors were most likely middle-aged during the Regan-era war on drugs. Weed was the gateway drug and considered just as dangerous as crack-cocaine. Anti-weed PSAs were aplenty, making the perils of using pot […]
April 2, 2018

Caregiver: How to Spot the Warning Signs of Depression

Everyone feels blue now and then. It’s part of life. But if your loved one no longer enjoys activities that they once liked, they may have a more serious problem. Being consistently depressed can change the […]
March 23, 2018

The Importance of Counseling for Caregiver Burnout

Although caregiving is a uniquely rewarding experience, it is also a mentally and physically demanding job. Without proper support, it can take a toll on your health and your psyche. Burnout is a caregiver’s worst enemy, […]
March 22, 2018

Caregiving Hydration and Delirium

Did you know that: Delirium is different from dementia? Dehydration is a cause of delirium? Older adults can avoid delirium by staying hydrated?

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