Tips for staying active during the winter for seniors

Tips For Staying Active During the Winter for Seniors

Jeanette Gomez Activities for Seniors Leave a Comment

  The winter season can become especially trying for seniors and their children. Due to cold weather conditions, seniors are forced to stay indoors and start to feel isolated. Driving conditions are too dangerous and they have a higher risk of falling. This is a serious issue as well as isolating seniors can be harmful to their mental health. A …

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 …

Carol Bradley Bursack, Author of Minding Our Elders

Interview with Carol Bradley Bursack – Minding Our Elders

Jeanette Gomez CareGiving, Interviews Leave a Comment

  We sat with Carol Bradley Bursack, Author of Minding Our Elders and discussed her experience as a caregiver.  She tells us about her portable support group for caregivers and how it evolved over time.  She shares her story and the stories of others she came across over the years. Q:  Tell us a little bit about your background. (Where …

8 Easy Ways to Help a Friend with Cancer

8 Easy Ways to Help a Friend with Cancer

Dawn Allcot Cancer, CareGiving, Health Conditions Leave a Comment

  It’s not fun (that’s an understatement!) watching our friends get sick as we get older. Breast cancer is currently the most prevalent cancer in the U.S., with more than 234,000 new cases expected to be diagnosed this year in the U.S., according to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. According to the same website, more …

A guide to caregiving

A Guide to Caregiving

Shannon Collier CareGiving 2 Comments

  In the high-stress, fast-paced world we reside in, with many of us working full-time to support our families and having very little free time to devote to our own pursuits, the news that a family member or close friend is suffering from a long-term or even terminal illness, is often devastating. Without hesitation, many of us immediately ask “What …

My Elderly Mother Won't Eat, What Do I Do

My Elderly Mother Won’t Eat, What Do I Do?

Dorothy Sander Aging Topics, CareGiving Leave a Comment

Marybeth’s mother Alice was an energetic and active eighty-nine year old woman when she fell and broke her leg. The surgery was terrifying for both women because neither one of them had spent much time in a hospital, let alone dealing with the change it brought into both of their lives. Alice had always been an independent woman and good …