Adult Day Cares

Adult Day Cares

Jeanette Gomez CareGiving Leave a Comment

  Adult day cares or senior centers are a great option for any senior citizen especially those that need extra care or attention. Adult day cares offer senior citizens a healthy and sociable environment while also providing them with their medical needs. Below is a guideline on adult day cares and what they offer. What Is An Adult Day Care? …

How To Find Your Way Through The Lonely Caregiving Years

How to Find Your Way Through the Lonely Caregiving Years

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  The caregiving years are among the most challenging years that we may face in our lifetime. The constant demand for our attention and time is exhausting, stressful, demanding and often extremely lonely. We spend our days taking care of details and attending to our loved one’s needs. There is no time for taking care of ourselves properly, let alone socializing …

Traumatic Caregiving Events

Traumatic Caregiving Events

Dorothy Sander CareGiving 1 Comment

  HOW OUR BODY RESPONDS The day to day responsibilities and demands of caregiving are exhausting and stressful. The necessity of being on call 24/7 during a loved one’s health crisis takes the stress up a notch. Waiting, anticipating, worrying, imagining “what’s next” while feeling helpless infiltrates our ability to function with a clear mind and disrupts our sense of …

5 Problems Associated with Long Distance Caregiving

5 Problems Associated With Long Distance Caregiving

Melissa Veres CareGiving Leave a Comment

  Caregiving comes in all shapes and sizes. There are assisted living homes; nursing homes; caregivers who come to the home daily, weekly, monthly; caregivers who live long distance; caregivers who live in the home with the elderly. And no matter the route taken the goal is always for support and care in whatever capacity needed. Sometimes, however, there are …

Rena McDaniel: The Diary of an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Rena McDaniel: The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Jeanette Gomez Alzheimers, CareGiving, Interviews Leave a Comment

  We recently had the opportunity to speak with Rena McDaniel, author of “The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver“.  She shares her caregiving journey with us and talks about staying positive when all seems so dark and depressing. Tell us a little about yourself and your background I am a 40-something writer, Alzheimer’s caregiver to my mother, wife, mom and …

The Caregiving Balancing Act

The Caregiving Balancing Act: Juggling Work, Family and You

Michelle Seitzer CareGiving Leave a Comment

  Giving. It’s half of the word “caregiving”, a word that fully implies doing something for someone else. Caregiving by its very definition is a selfless act. No wonder caregiver burnout is so common. No wonder caregivers feel guilty for doing something for themselves. When you begin a caregiving journey, life goes on. You still have to report to work. …

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and The Caregiver

Dorothy Sander CareGiving, Health Conditions 3 Comments

  The extreme demands of caregiving are no secret to anyone who has taken on the responsibility of caring for a loved one. What is less obvious to many is the degree to which the experience can affect us, even after, and perhaps especially after, our loved one dies and we think we should be back into life as it …

Writing Through Caregiving and Loss

The Benefits of Journal Writing Through Caregiving and Loss

Dorothy Sander CareGiving, Depression, End of Life Leave a Comment

  Caring for an aging parent for many people is a stressful, demanding and exhausting period of time. It can consume our time, attention and emotional energy as we cope with our loved one(s) needs. Mired in extra chores, doctor’s visits, medical decisions and family dynamics, added to the demands of our own lives, we are stretched thin. When we …

Art Therapy

Art Therapy

Melissa Veres CareGiving, Depression, Therapy 1 Comment

  Mental health is as vast and deep as the brain itself. Mental health professionals argue total body health is impossible to achieve if we neglect this important facet of our lives. Stigmas continue to follow psychotherapy but the field is growing and expanding. One aim of therapists and psychiatrists alike is to make therapy more accessible in order to …