Tips, tricks, ideas, and solutions for being a better caregiver. Caregiving | Aging Parents | Alzheimer's | Dementia | Sandwich Generation
Caregiving and the holidays can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be!
Holidays as a caregiver can be rough, for sure but there are ways we can keep our stress for ourselves and our caree at a minimum while still having a happy holiday.
Transform your caregiving with a Family Caregiver Consultant
There is no “one size fits all” in caregiving. Each experience is unique because it involves one very special and unique individual taking care of another. What works for one person may not work for another. That’s why I’m committed to helping you find your own solutions and strategies that fit your very special life.
Parenting Our Parents: Breaking Down the Myth
Is caregiving everything you thought it would be? Like many of us, you are filling a role you never imagined you would need to fill. This has many of us wondering "What does it really mean to 'parent my parents'”?
How To Get To Know A Person When Your Caree Can No Longer Communicate
Discovering this story presents its challenges however. Normal aging makes our memories fuzzy and communication difficult. When you add illnesses like Dementia, Parkinson's, or even side effects from various medications, it becomes seemingly impossible. There are ways to get to know a person who can't communicate and with just a little effort and research on your part, you will discover the life you are now caring for.
Best Products for Dementia Caregivers
Finding products that are easy for you elderly loved one with Dementia to use in their daily life helps us as family caregivers to provide our loved one with the best quality of life possible despite their disease and limitations.
How to Let Others Serve You in Your Time of Need
This is going to surprise you but life sometimes gets messy! Discover how to let others serve you in your time need when life gets real. #caregiver #sandwichgeneration #multigenerational #findhelp #parentingparents #perfectionist #caregiving #alzheimers #dementia #seniorhealth #agingparent
Ten Things Being A Caregiver Has Taught Me About Life
When I became a caregiver I thought I was the one providing a gift to my family. It never once occurred to me what I would *gain* from being a caregiver. #caregiving #caregiver #lifelessons #character #elderlyparent #elderly #sandwichgeneration #multigenerational #motivation #gratitude #alzheimers #dementia
Busting the Myth Behind Self-Care
I used to think I could never practice good self-care as a busy wife, mom, and caregiver. Turns out I was making it too hard! #marriage #caregiving #sandwichgeneration #parenting #selfcare
Let Them Eat Cake! Should I Let My Loved One Eat Whatever They Want?
One of the perks of being an adult is being able to make decisions about what we eat and drink. But what happens when our elderly parent's are no longer able to make that choice? Gain valuable insight on helping those in your care stick to a healthy diet. Plus get a FREE Meal Planning Template! #elderlydiet #caregiving #mealplanning #seniorcare #seniordiet
Bringing Harmony To Our Home | 3 Tips To Establish Your Role As Caregiver
With a little thought and creativity you can have a beautifully decorated multigenerational home. Find out how to make a big impact on your home. #caregiving #sandwichgeneration #agingparent #multigenerational #caregiver #aging parent #rolereversal
Video: Understanding Dementia through Experience
Having a better understanding of what someone with Dementia may be experiencing will make you a more patient caregiver. Knowing the confusion, the anger, the frustration they must be going through might make you rethink your reactions. #caregiving #dementia #sandwichgeneration #Alzheimers #elderlyparents #agingparents #abridgebetweenthegap
How to Communicate with A Person with Dementia
Communicating with Dementia patients can be difficult. These ten commandments will help you learn how to talk to someone with dementia. #Alzheimers #AgingParents #Communication #Caregiving #SandwichGeneration #abridgebetweenthegap
How to Cope with Caregiving Resistance - A Bridge Between the Gap
Does your elderly parent respond to your loving care with anger, bitterness, and resistance? Are you at a loss about how to care for your elderly parent when they resist? This article teaches you where this resistance comes from and provides you with the tools to cope. #caregiving #caregiver #sandwichgeneration #compassion #elderlyparent
Preparing Yourself Now for Long-Term Care | A Bridge Between the Gap
We all like the freedom of making our own choices but do we spend enough time thinking about the long-term consequences of those choices? Learn why you need to be concerned about your choices today and how they impact your long-term care in the future. #planning #longtermcare #caregiving #beprepared #elderly #seniorcare
Answers to the Top Five Criticisms of Multigenerational Living
When friends and family first find out you are moving your elderly parent into your home, you can be bombarded with criticism and "advice" about why it's a bad idea. This article presents the top five criticisms and how to answer them well. #caregiving #elderlyparent #sandwichgeneration #multigenerational #caregiver