parenting your parents

Dementia Resources for Caregivers – Parenting your Parents

Do you carry the tough challenge of caring for a parent as their health and memory deteriorates? What are the key signs to know when my fears are justified or just paranoia? Is her forgetfulness normal? What is the difference between regular ole’ dementia vs. Alzheimers? Learn more about Alzheimer’s vs Dementia with the resources…

10 Ways To Step Up Your Self-Care

By Guest Blogger Stephanie Lewis You must feel irritated, disturbed or frustrated when you have a busy schedule or when you are depressed. Your capability to function in life is affected by the time and efforts you give to your own needs. Like getting essential oil changes for your car, organizing your self-mind is the…

Caregiver Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

If you’re caring for an elderly parent, it’s likely you’ll be exhausted by the physical and mental energy needed by your aging loved one. Take time to rest, or you may suffer from compassion fatigue, also known as caregiver burnout. Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue Excessive blaming Bottled up emotion Complaining Substance abuse Difficulty concentrating Poor…

5 Problems Faced by Caregivers of Elderly People

Caring for an elder is oftentimes perceived as a blessing in disguise. However, adhering persistently to fulfilling the needs of one’s aging parent can take its toll on a person. But if you know the problems, you can definitely find a solution. Here, I’ll point out the five most difficult problems faced by the caregivers.…

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…

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

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Resources

Caregivers for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Face Special Challenges Information about early-stage caregiving, middle-stage caregiving, or late-stage caregiving, is available on the the Alzheimer’s Association website Alz.org Alzheimer’s Support for Caregivers Online: Discussion Groups, Videos and more… http://alzonline.phhp.ufl.edu/ A discussion group: https://www.alzconnected.org/discussion.aspx Newly diagnosed? These sites may be helpful: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/caregiving/support-for-alzheimers-and-dementia-caregivers.htm http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/guide/alzheimers-disease-stages#1 https://nihseniorhealth.gov/alzheimersdisease/whatisalzheimersdisease/01.html You can learn about…