Posted: 12/23/2017 8:16 AM by
The holiday season provides a wonderful opportunity for families to get together, spend quality time catching up, and enjoy a break from their everyday routines. It’s also the perfect time to get a good feel for how senior loved ones are managing, as you have the chance to devote more time and attention to them and are able to pick up on subtle nuances that may not be noticed during briefer vis...
Posted: 12/22/2017 2:24 PM by
Being away from your elderly loved one is difficult as a long-distance family caregiver, but if she's diagnosed with dementia, that can make you a little more nervous. Finding ways to compensate for the distance involved can help you and your elderly loved one to feel more at ease.
Posted: 12/18/2017 8:03 AM by
What changes would YOU like to make in the coming year? Are you hoping to follow a healthier eating plan, exercise more, quit a bad habit, or lose those stubborn extra ten pounds? While these are all great resolutions to work towards, for family caregivers, perhaps the best possible goal is to simply take time to slow down and care for yourself.
Posted: 12/12/2017 7:52 AM by
The following tips offer great ways for family caregivers to move towards a more balanced, healthy lifestyle that allows for the best possible care for their loved one as well as for themselves – and to move away from the stress of trying to meet long-distance care needs, which can quickly become overwhelming and lead to caregiver burnout, depression, and a plethora of other serious health risks.
Posted: 12/8/2017 2:10 PM by
When you're a family caregiver to an elderly loved one, some situations can crop up that you didn't expect. A loved one who is suddenly reluctant to bathe is one such situation, especially if your loved one has always paid a lot of attention to her personal hygiene. Some of these tips can help.
Posted: 12/5/2017 7:46 AM by
With the chaotic pace of the holiday season, seniors can feel not only exhausted and overwhelmed, but sometimes left out of the fun, as younger family members are caught up in going to parties, shopping, running errands, and a deluge of activities. It’s important for families to take a step back and think through how to best include their older loved ones in the festivities in ways that will be...