Category: Caregiver Burnout

Appreciation Missing When Providing Caregiving Help? We Have Tips.

From the moment you woke up this morning until the end of an exhausting day, you’ve given your all to your older family member. You provided help with showering and dressing, prepared nutritious meals they enjoyed, cleaned the house, made it to their 3:00 hair appointment, and picked up prescriptions and groceries afterwards, all while […]

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Respond Safely to Dementia Aggression with the 6 R’s

Of the many challenging behaviors typical in dementia, perhaps the most difficult to manage is aggression. A senior who may have always been mild-mannered can unexpectedly lash out in outbursts which can be truly frightening: hitting, cursing, kicking, yelling, biting, or throwing things. How can you, as a family caregiver, safely help restore a feeling […]

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Family Caregiving Tips for a New Diagnosis

It may have been expected or maybe broadsided you without warning. Mom has just received the official diagnosis for a progressive disease that is likely to make independent life a challenge. While there are a number of unknowns, one thing is for sure: she is adamant about remaining at home – meaning you’ll have some […]

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