Caregiver stress relief – As a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, I don’t need to tell you it is stressful. That’s like the understatement of the century, right? What I want to give you are 10 stress relief tips you can take action on today. Caregiver Stress Relief Tip #1: Diet What you eat is important to avoid highs and lows emotionally and physically. A low carb diet is most beneficial because it helps maintain blood sugar, and helps your body burn fat. While you don’t necessarily need to follow a Keto diet, which can be […]
Let’s talk about activities to do with people with Alzheimer’s. Life does not and should not come to a standstill just because a person has Alzheimer’s disease (AD). While they may have memory impairment and a decline in social skills, they’re still people with thoughts and feelings. Adults who have parents with Alzheimer’s will find themselves in a very delicate and heartbreaking situation. On the one hand, they’ll remember all the memories they’ve shared with their parents, and on the other hand, their parents may not even be able to recollect these memories. So, the children don’t really know what […]
Let’s talk about “the elephant in the room” today. It’s probably the thing you fear the most. What can you do now to prevent Alzheimer’s disease from showing up in you? As a family caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimer’s, the thought keeps looming inside your head… Am I going to get this disease? It’s a terrifying thought. I watched the toll it took on my family when my grandmother got the disease. My mom became her advocate and fought to get her into a safe place to live with the care she needed, much to the dismay of […]
Caregivers of aging parent(s) or those facing the challenges of assisting a loved one or friend who is chronically ill, disabled or elderly are growing in numbers. As a caregiver, you are one of the 22 million Americans who care for an older adult. Caregivers provide 80 percent of in-home care, but unlike nurses and home health aids, they are mostly unpaid for their labor of love. Dr. Elizabeth Clark, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers says “Care giving is a difficult job that can take a toll on relationships, jobs and emotional well-being. Those who care […]
The responsibilities of Alzheimer’s family caregivers is enormous. Is it no wonder that the #1 complaint of caregivers is stress? Many of these responsibilities overlap a bit into other areas, but I wanted to give you something to work with. Depending on where you’re currently at in your journey with your loved one, you’ll take something different away from this article. Knowing what lies ahead in your journey as a family caregiver will help you prepare and plan for when things get more difficult. This is better than being surprised by having to make yet another change in […]
Well-meaning friends and family don’t know what to say, but this is something I absolutely hated to hear…
Moments that made me giggle and they still do!
If you don’t expect anyone to say thank you, you’ll really enjoy it when someone does.
When a parent with Alzheimer’s disease breaks “the rules” they demanded of you when you were growing up with them, how do you handle it? Get your Free Alzheimer’s Caregiver Kit!
Nothing has to be logical to a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Get your Free Alzheimer’s Caregiver Kit!