Monthly Archives: September 2017

Love in the Time of Caregiving

Can someone with Alzheimer’s sense that you love them, even when they have no idea who you are? “It can’t hurt to try. Supposing we’re all just romantic, sentimental fools and the person with advanced Alzheimer’s is not, as we fondly imagine, feeling anything at all, what have we lost? Love is about giving it, […]

6 Strategies To Deal With The Stress Of Home Care

Caring for an elderly person can sometimes be demanding to the point of taking us to the breaking point. Those of you who care for seniors at home, or in care facilities know how this feels. It is essential that we take time out to care for ourselves or we too will become sick.

Caregivers: Enjoy Every Moment of Your Life

What is the best way to live life? Enjoy, enjoy and enjoy. You are here in this world for a short period of time. Therefore, you must enjoy each and every single moment of your life. If you don’t want to enjoy your life then you are no more a living person.

Women and Depression

Why are women more likely than men to experience depression symptoms? Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression — in fact, nearly 30 percent of women in the United States report depression symptoms, according to the National Institue of Mental Health (NIMH).

The New Normal vs. New Beginning

How many times in your caregiving have you heard the words “New Normal”? I myself have used the term in talking to others and at our cancer caregiver meetings.