Here are some positive ways to minimize caregiver stress during the holidays so you can enjoy the festivities along with everyone else.
Encouraging a loved one to get home care assistance is never easy. Using these tips will help ensure that they get the nurturing they deserve.
Between all of the holiday preparations, family obligations, and caregiving responsibilities, it can feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.
Helping seniors deal with depression during the holidays isn’t easy, but we’d like to give you a few practical tips to keep their spirits (and yours) up.
Running a family caregiver meeting is a lot like running a business meeting, except for one thing that has to be dealt with – family dynamics. Here are seven tips on how to run a family caregiving meeting effectively.
Preparing meals for a loved one with dementia can be a daily challenge. But, two things remain constant - - their need for nutrients and your need to make sure that need is met.
Numerous studies by AARP have confirmed that 8 out of 10 seniors want to age in place instead of being moved into an assisted living facility or nursing home. Here are five basic modifications to make a home safer for seniors.
f you’re wondering if the behaviors you’re seeing from your loved one are typical of seniors with dementia, The Family Caregiver Alliance has found these behaviors to be commonly found as a guide to dementia.
Feelings of guilt are so prevalent among family caregivers that it even has a name: “caregiver guilt.” Many caregivers feel guilty because they believe they’re not providing adequate care; they experience guilt over feeling frustrated and angry about their chaotic life or lack of control, or over their need to take a respite care break.
Family caregivers spend an average of more than 24 hours a week helping their loved ones continue to live at home. Unfortunately, this time commitment and all the other obligations a caregiver has often put their physical and mental health at the bottom of their to-do list.