self-care

July 2, 2018

Caregivers, Take Care of Yourselves at All Costs

“If you don’t take care of you, no one else will.” What does this mean? For most people, it simply means that we should eat right, exercise, make healthy choices and so on.
May 15, 2018

Who Takes Care of the Caregiver?

Caregivers provide care in a wide variety of situations. Caregiving can be a very difficult task to accomplish, especially when it involves caring for an elderly parent. This is definitely a role reversal, which many individuals […]
May 11, 2018

7 Essential Do’s and Don’ts for People Caring for Caregivers

My father was diagnosed with Wernicke–Korsakoff  syndrome, a form of dementia resulting from chronic alcohol abuse. My dad, who worked hard his entire life, raised a family and built a strong reputation in his community, spent the […]
May 10, 2018

6 Reasons to Appreciate Your Job As a Caregiver

Taking care of an aging loved one is draining, both physically and emotionally. It can be lonely, overwhelming and frustrating, and it often seems thankless. Despite all of this, family caregivers persevere and wake up every […]
February 13, 2018

How To Keep Your Loved Ones Independent

INDEPENDENCE AND AGING Being Independent and aging is not an easy task. With aging, the health and independence of our parents take a back seat. And they seem to become increasingly dependent on others for their […]
February 3, 2016

Survival Advice From An E.R. Nurse & Hospital Administrator, RN Susan Shepard

Interview now available on podcast!  RN, Susan explains how to get the best possible care from doctors, nurses and hospital stays, and how to avoid burnout. Join dave, The Caregiver’s Caregiver for this exciting interview. To […]
January 22, 2016

“Selfish” is not a dirty word if you are a Caregiver, Pt. 1

I originally wanted to call this book, “The Selfish Caregiver; How to overcome Burnout,” but I was concerned with the negative reactions I was getting from those I shared with. Nobody wants to be selfish; we […]
January 21, 2016

Is It OK For Caregivers To Occasionally Be a Little Selfish?

The arguments that my wife and I often get into usually have to do with each of us believing that we are both selfless and not selfish. For example, her doctor suggested that she get a […]
January 20, 2016

Survival or Burnout, your choice / (Selfish or Selfless)

            We have all boarded an airplane to fly somewhere only to have the flight attendants direct our attention to the video explaining their emergency procedures. They usually go on to say, “In the unlikely event […]

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