Category: Care of the Caregiver

Dealing with Caregiver Guilt

Dealing with Caregiver Guilt

by Malika Brown, MSW, LSW Caregivers often carry around undeserved guilt, believing that they aren’t doing enough for their loved ones. This guilt can make the caregiving role even more stressful than it already is. One might ask why a caregiver feels guilty when they’re doing such a courageous job. Here are some reasons: Resentmentmore>>

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Fearless Caregiver Manifesto

Fearless Caregiver Manifesto

By Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief www.caregiver.com 1. I will fearlessly assess my personal strengths and weaknesses, work diligently to bolster my weaknesses and to graciously recognize my strengths.   2. I will fearlessly make my voice be heard with regard to my loved ones care and be a strong ally to those professional caregivers committed to caring for mymore>>

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Understanding Lupus

Understanding Lupus

This is an interesting article with facts about Lupus for those recently diagnosed with this disease OR for those who are now caregivers to those diagnosed with Lupus. We hope this helps you to answer your questions. What is lupus? Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin,more>>

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The Highs and Lows of Hearing Loss

The Highs and Lows of Hearing Loss

Caring for Someone With Hearing Loss by Jennifer Bradley Caring for someone with hearing loss can be a challenging and scary venture into the unknown. A caregiver worries about the safety of their loved one no matter what, but knowing the way they live in the world is compromised can put anyone on edge evenmore>>

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How to Talk to Your Employer About Caregiving

How to Talk to Your Employer About Caregiving

In order to get the support you need from your employer, you may need to speak up. For the 75 per cent of working caregivers they find the time, often, at the expense of their own well-being. As the percentage of family caregivers in the workforce grows, so does the need for employers to recognizemore>>

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Positive Aspects of Caregiving

Positive Aspects of Caregiving

by Ruth Brinn, Marcia S. Marx, PhD, Priscilla Fritter Peterson, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, PhD  Caring for a person with a debilitating illness is often challenging. It becomes all the more difficult when the person is in the throes of Alzheimer’s disease. Those affected can display mood swings, repeat words in a constant patter or show a complete lack of communication,more>>

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What Every Dementia Caregiver Must Know

What Every Dementia Caregiver Must Know

By Kim Warchol, OTR/L., DCCT   With over five million people in the US with Alzheimer’s/ dementia today and this number expected to grow exponentially every year, it is of vital importance to empower the family and professional caregivers with support and dementia care skills. Providing care that yields positive outcomes for both the personmore>>

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Helpful Suggestions for Caregivers

Helpful Suggestions for Caregivers

By Sangita Devi Dasi, RN, Hospice Educator If you are a caregiver for a relative or friend, please consider the following suggestions we hope will assist you. Along with the joy and many rewards that come with being a caregiver, at times it can become physically and emotionally demanding. Therefore, we have included some self-care tips that may helpmore>>

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What to Expect When Your Parent Is Dying

What to Expect When Your Parent Is Dying

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO LOSING YOUR PARENT A conversation with a Hospice Director By Lindsay Robertson  In the last days and hours of my mom’s life, a lot of stuff came up that I wasn’t prepared for: deciding between keeping her in the hospital versus taking her home for hospice care, or even knowing what hospicemore>>

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Can I get paid to be a family caregiver?

Can I get paid to be a family caregiver?

by Cori Carl Editor’s Note: The following article is for those readers living in the United States. If you are a family caregiver living in another country please check with your local state social service agencies or medical facilities to guide you to the proper office where you can get the information you need regarding more>>

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