Adult Day Cares

Adult Day Cares

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  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

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  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

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  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 …

The Dutiful Daughter's Guide to Caregiving

The Dutiful Daughter

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“The Dutiful Daughter’s Guide to Caregiving: A Practical Memoir” is written by author Judith Henry. She has experienced first hand what it takes to be a caregiver.  We had the opportunity to speak with Judith a couple of weeks ago.  She shared with us her experience as her parent’s caregiver, her expressive writing group and about her newly released book. …

A Journey With Dementia

A Journey With Dementia

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  When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia it can be a hard pill to swallow and quickly become very stressful.  We recently interviewed Cassandra Jones of Dementia Diaries: A Journey with Dementia.  Cassandra’s mother was diagnosed with a rare from of Dementia called Semantic Dementia.  This rare form of this illness affects the frontotemporal lobes of …

Rena McDaniel: The Diary of an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Rena McDaniel: The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

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  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

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  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. …

Nancy Wurtzel Dating Dementia

Dating Dementia

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  Nancy Wurtzel, writer and creator of Dating Dementia grew up in central Minnesota and has lived in Southern California.  Now currently living back in Minnesota, Nancy started her site after moving back home to care for her aging mother with Alzheimer’s disease.  She writes about midlife, empty nest, baby boomers, and other topics.  Her blog has information about Alzheimer’s …