The Sandwich Generation – Challenges of Caregiving

I have experienced the sandwich generation – facing challenges I could have never imagined. This is an update to the original article published in 2016. I was my dad’s favorite. I don’t think my brothers will argue with me. He was hard on them, easy on me. That’s my girl is a phrase I heard…

Aging and daily routines

“My mom/dad is driving me crazy! She gets upset over the tiniest thing. She blames me when anything upsets her schedule.” Sound familiar? As a caregiver, you may have said the same thing on more than one occasion. I know I have. If you’re caring for an elderly parent, it’s important to remember they need routine. You may…

June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

June is Alzheimers & Brain Awareness month. Whether you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or just getting diagnosed, the Alzheimer’s Association website has a lot of resources to help. Use their Alzheimer’s Navigator to help you map out your future or plan the future with your loved one. You can also check out our…

Caregiving Moments – Find your strength within

“What happens to a person is less significant than what happens within him.” Louis L. Mann This Caregiving Moment sponsored by agingcare.com Caregiving has a particularly nasty habit of plucking a person out of their normal life, and tossing them into a realm of unfamiliar, frenzied chaos. Read more here at agingcare.com. Follow our stories…

Finding a new perspective when you care for your aging parents, an interview with Jane S Daly

I had the privilege of talking with Dr. Freda Crews last spring about my book, The Caregiving Season. It was especially poignant for her, as she helped care for her aging parents before their deaths. How have you faced your changing role while caring for your parents? Dr. Freda V. Crews, D. Min., Ph.D., is…

Devotional Meditations for the Caregiver

Caregivers face many hurdles. Sometimes we need to stop, rest, and reflect on good things. Shelly Beach has written a beautiful devotional book of meditations for those in the Caregiving Season. I highly recommend this book, Precious Lord, Take My Hand. Each chapter contains useful sidebars, i.e. Roadside Rest, Roadside Realities, and Roadside Assistance. The…

Caregiver Moments

Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow’s a fresh opportunity to make it better. Visit our resources to find ways to cope with stressful caregiving moments. Subscribe to Jane S. Daly’s blog for help and hope as you journey through the Caregiving Season. www.facebook.com/janesdaly @queenjanedaly