Senior caregiving is a challenge for everyone involved. If you are the one caring for a senior, you may be struggling with how to care for them. You may also find yourself overwhelmed by the many responsibilities that come with this job. As a caregiver, finding ways to make your job easier and more enjoyable […]
With the speed of technological development, AI is no longer in a realm where only Sci-Fi writers have dared to…
Imagine you’ve spent all this time in the process of hiring and training a caregiver, only to find out weeks later that she’s not going to work out. Here’s are 6 ways to avoid hiring caregiver-duds.
Did you know that less than half (45%) of Seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or their caregiver are aware they have it?
…a one minute read I asked you a few posts ago to “forget logic” with a parent suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia …didn’t I? We all know that lying and stealing are generally bad things, and you are right, under normal circumstances telling lies is pretty much a bad personal policy in general. Except, there’s nothing normal […]
…a 3 min read Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia it’s like an Iron Man race you can’t train for, and where tempo and speed shift on you with no heads up, warning, and you have to be ready. Needless to say caregiving for someone with dementia will either evolve you as […]
Medication management for both seniors and caregivers can be overwhelming. In this series, we’ll look at ways to make the process less daunting. Here are some tips to get you started. As a primary caregiver to my parents, I never imagined I’d become a medical historian, health surrogate and patient advocate — that’s quite a few […]
I don’t believe we grow old …I believe our body does, then it tells our mind we are, and then our spirit believes it, which is totally backwards if you asked me! Caregivers, more than anyone else, you need to know the following: Your mind should be calling the shots… not your body. Sure there are […]
A common scenario right? You may be going through it right now… As with most things in caregiving, urgent communication, action, and transparency is pretty much 50% of the battle my friends. It’s important to remain cool, calm, and collected. Even if you are upset and frustrated to no end because you are the one brother […]
Social media “tweetchats” on caregiving offer a platform to connect with others and find countless resources on elder care. As an avid, frequent user of social media, I regularly employ a great online community tool that improves my access to information on elder care. In two previous posts, I wrote about the importance of caregiver support groups and also listed […]