Posted: 10/22/2014 10:54 AM by
Learn About The Signs of Caregiver Burnout, and What You Can Do to Help
As a family caregiver, you are most likely to be thinking about other people before yourself. To some extent this is a natural tendency, especially for caregivers. Yet it’s a verified concept that you can’t take care of someone else if you haven’t taken care of yourself first. When you immerse yourself in the care of others with the exclusion of your own care, you find yourself in burnout.
Posted: 10/15/2014 3:04 PM by
Tips for Planning a Well-Balanced Diet
There’s no doubt about it – as the clock ticks and we get older, our bodies begin to change as we age. Not only do our bodies change but our senior parents need a much different diet than they did when they were in their 20s or 40s. And if you are a Caregiver of a senior, there are some tips to help you plan well-balanced and nutritious meals that are age appropriate. A wholesome, well-balanced diet can be the first line of defense in staying healthy. While planning meals for your loved one can be stressful for a busy Caregiver, it doesn’t have to be if you are prepared. Mealtime should be enjoyable and many seniors like variety at each meal. Before you head to the grocery store, sit down with your senior and make a list of foods they enjoy and foods that are beneficial to their healthy diet.
Posted: 10/8/2014 11:10 AM by
There are Plenty of Activities Throughout the Month for Both Women and Men
Breast cancer awareness month is in October. In 2007, the Tokyo tower was lit up in pink on October 1st for raising awareness. During this month in 2008, the White House was even decorated in pink in honor of those whose lives are affected by this disease. Every year, men and women from all across America do what they can to raise awareness and help those suffering from this type of cancer. You can participate this year in many different ways. Campaigns for marathons and walking events are happening in almost every state that you and your senior parent can sign up for. Whether you are dealing with breast cancer, your elderly loved one has it, or you just wish to help spread the word, you can participate in raising awareness in October.
Posted: 10/1/2014 11:32 AM by
Learn More About the Most Common Causes of Eye Accidents, and How to Prevent Them
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly 50% of all eye injuries each year occur in the home. October is the month to pay closer attention to preventing eye injuries.
Some people may argue that they don’t do anything that could cause an eye injury. Or they assume that only people who work in shops where they are cutting wood or welding steel could possibly sustain an eye injury. This simply isn’t true. It’s usually the every-day activities a person does around the home that carry the biggest eye injury risks for most people.