Tips for New Caregivers

Finding yourself as a caregiver for the first time can be scary. Sometimes it is a gradual change, other times you are thrust into it with no warning. Whatever the situation may be, know that you are not alone. As you go through this journey you will learn what works for you and the loved … Continue reading Tips for New Caregivers

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

Living with, or caring for someone, with Alzheimer’s and related dementias can be challenging and rewarding. These progressive disorders will keep you both on your toes as cognitive abilities decline over time. People diagnosed with dementia will begin to have a difficult time remembering things, especially anything to do with numbers like dates and recipes. … Continue reading Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

Redefining Your Identity

It begins with a diagnosis, an undetermined future. Families come together and fall into their roles as they help their loved ones through the treatment process. At first, everyone is ready to help, but over time some family members step down from their duties to live their own lives. Often, one person is left to … Continue reading Redefining Your Identity

Daily Self-Care Apps

As a family caregiver, you spend your days taking care of the ones you love., but are you taking care of your own needs too? Research has shown that some family caregivers struggle with asking for help when they begin to feel exhausted. In essence, asking for some kind of help may feel like admitting … Continue reading Daily Self-Care Apps

Tips For Helping Those Who Refuse Help

The holidays are a time of giving, joy, and helping others. However, what do you do when someone does not want to be helped? This is especially common in aging adults with a “I can do it myself” mentality. Unfortunately, this mindset can prevent loved ones from accepting the help they need. This holiday season, … Continue reading Tips For Helping Those Who Refuse Help

A Caregiver’s Holiday Guide

The holidays are a wonderful time to be with loved ones. The amount of festive and fun activities are endless! However, this can also create added stress on family caregivers. With more responsibilities and people’s time to juggle, the holiday season can become dreaded. Difficult family members step in and have opinions on the way … Continue reading A Caregiver’s Holiday Guide

How To: Prepare for Power of Attorney

In the face of Alzheimer’s or related dementias, there are changes that can occur unexpectedly. When their cognitive function starts to decline, big decisions must be made. This is when power of attorney and other types of conservatorship are often mentioned. However, in the article from US News, the potential challenges behind this process is … Continue reading How To: Prepare for Power of Attorney

Does Your Workplace Have Caregiver Support?

Despite a large percentage of Americans being caregivers, there continues to be a lack of support in the workplace. It is difficult to manage caring for a loved one while also being productive at work. This can create both burnt out employees and caregivers simultaneously. In order to combat this overwhelmed workforce, employers need to … Continue reading Does Your Workplace Have Caregiver Support?

Want a Break from Bleak News/Media?

Sometimes, staying updated on current events can be draining. The Good News Network provides news that may put a smile on your face. You can visit the website for articles that are funny, heartwarming, or inspiring. Although this is not a primary news source, it can be beneficial to take a break from regular news. … Continue reading Want a Break from Bleak News/Media?

A How to Guide: Caregiver Apps

Need a little extra help as a caregiver? There are numerous apps available to assist with caregiving responsibilities. AARP has developed a list of helpful apps you can download to your phone, Apple watch, iPad, or any other device. These apps are free to download and easy to use.    Carezone: Carezone makes balancing many … Continue reading A How to Guide: Caregiver Apps