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Caregiver Strategies to Avoid Frustration in Loved Ones

Caregiver Strategies to Avoid Frustration in Loved Ones Caring for a loved one with a degenerative neurological disorder comes with unexpected challenges. One of these challenges comes as a result of the behavioral changes that come with disorders like Alzheimer’s and other related conditions. These changes arise because of the way these conditions impa...

Caregiver Burnout & How To Prevent It

What is Caregiver Burnout & How Do I Prevent It? If constant stress has you feeling disillusioned, helpless, and completely worn out, you may be suffering from burnout. When you’re burned out, problems seem insurmountable, everything looks bleak, and it’s difficult to muster up the energy to care—let alone do something about your...

I Was a Child Caregiver

I remember coming home from school soon after I turned 12 years old, and finding my mom lying in bed, covered in sweat, writhing in her sleep, and moaning. The room was dark and I couldn’t wake her up. I placed the back of my hand on her forehead, like she did when I didn’t feel good. She was so hot… My best friend Dena used to get “bus headache...

Delivering a Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

Receiving a probable diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can bring even the strongest to their knees. It has the power to knock the world right off its axis and will leave in its wake newly named care receivers, care partners, caregivers, and entire families reeling and breathless. Like so many across this country who receive the news they have Alzheim...

All Is Not Lost ~ Ways to Reconnect With Your Loved One

When I arrived at Ed’s house, it was only two in the afternoon and Ed was just sitting there in his wheelchair, eyes closed and in complete and total silence. His paid caregiver sat beside him, playing games on her smart phone, seemingly oblivious to the fact that Ed was right there. Ed is in the mid to late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and ...

If You Can't Keep Your Promise ~ The Nursing Home Decision

All of us make promises to those we love and some of our promises can span the course of a lifetime. There are promises we keep, and promises that as the years go by, we have no choice but to break. If we made a promise to never put our loved one in a nursing home and now discover we have no other choice, the guilt and heartbreak we feel can be overwhe...