Monthly Archives: February 2017

Patience or Understanding?

Working with a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be frustrating, but your loved one really isn’t just trying to infuriate you. She is just doing the best she can or expressing her frustration at being misunderstood.

Patience of a Caregiver

Being a caregiver isn’t for the faint-hearted. Caregiving takes physical, mental and emotional strength. The demands of a caregiver require a certain fortitude that many believe they are unable to display.

Caregivers Sacrifice

They Have To Be Careful Not To Give Too Much Caregiving is much more than giving care. It is the giving of time, talent, and energy. And it’s personal. Caregivers provide motivation, offer compassion, supply a shoulder to cry on…and sacrifice. It is estimated that those who are providing care for seniors who are 65 […]

The burden of being a caregiver

About one in every six people is a caregiver – for an aging parent, a special needs family member, or a wounded veteran. Many caregivers are aging themselves – about 30% fall in this category. Many others are sandwiched between caring for elderly relatives and providing child care, a double burden. Most caregivers are employed […]

When You Are No Longer a Caregiver

Caregiving can last for many years. Caregivers set their own lives aside to care for someone else. When that person dies, caregivers have to figure out what to do with their lives now. There is no preparation for this transition. Generally you are so busy caregiving, and life changed so long ago, that there has […]