Category: Care of the Caregiver

Elder Abuse and Neglect Elder abuse is more common than you might think. Learn to spot the warning signs and what you can do to help. What is elder abuse and neglect? Elder abuse includes physical, emotional, or sexual harm inflicted upon an older adult, their financial exploitation, or neglect of their welfare by peoplemore>>

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5 Exercises to Improve Hand Mobility  If you find daily tasks difficult to do because you suffer from stiffness, swelling, or pain in your hands, the right exercises can help get you back in motion.    Therapists usually suggest specific exercises depending on the condition. Some help increase a joint’s range of motion or lengthenmore>>

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The Realm of Resiliency by Diana Hill PA_C, MPH  “Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord seek harmony. Through difficulty lies opportunity.”       Caregivers know what it is like to face adversity. The ability to bend without breaking, to hold steady when a gale-force of stressors threaten stability, to remain curious through confusionmore>>

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Advance Health Care Directives and Living Wills Thinking about your end-of-life choices today can improve your quality of life in the future and ease the burden on your family. Here’s what you need to know. What is an advance health care directive (AHCD)? An advance health care directive or AHCD (otherwise known as a livingmore>>

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How do we cope with anger as a caregiver? By Iris Waichlerr  We all recognize that caregiving is a complex task. It can bring a new closeness with the person you are caring for. It can inevitably bring a flood of emotions including compassion, nostalgia, gratitude, devotion, frustration, grief, sadness, love, guilt, and anger. Angermore>>

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Tips for Caregivers with Arthritic Conditions by Elizz Authors As a caregiver, you have probably heard this countless times: “You must care for yourself in order to care for others.” You have most likely heard this statement from a health care professional when advising you about managing your arthritis symptoms. When you are a caregiver, meetingmore>>

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Family Caregiving Here’s how to get the support you need to overcome caregiving challenges and make the process more rewarding for both you and the person you’re caring for. What is family caregiving? As life expectancies increase, medical treatments advance, and increasing numbers of people live with chronic illness and disabilities, more and more ofmore>>

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Life after Caregiving by Alexandra Axel  Caregiving is an emotional roller-coaster ride and will continue to be even after the caregiving journey ends. Grief, guilt, resentment, and loneliness may be familiar feelings but they can affect you in new and unexpected ways after the caregiving process is over. Depending on the end of your journey,more>>

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Managing the Guilt that Arises From Caregiving by Iris Waichler  Guilt is an emotion that so many caregivers experience. It is one of the major challenges associated with caregiving.  As caregivers many of us do all we can for the person we are caring for but sometimes it feels like that is not enough. Theremore>>

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Dealing with Hearing Loss by Lisa Evans   Imagine trying to have a conversation and constantly having to ask your companions to repeat themselves; or not being able to participate in a group discussion in the common room because the TV is on and six people are chatting around you. Sadly, this is the harsh realitymore>>

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