Monthly Archives: November 2017

Caregiving by Men: A Husband’s Perspective

The formal diagnosis of ovarian cancer was confirmed after seven hours of surgery at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Prior to receiving that devastating news, we were in the land of possibilities, probabilities and suspiciousness in large measure due to the inconclusiveness of blood tests, ultrasounds and CT scans. Cancer never strikes at a good […]

Eight Tips to Managing Caregiver Guilt

Guilt is a common feeling in the landscape of caregiving.  Guilt can propel you to be the best you can be…or it can immobilize you.

4 Ways to Maintain Healthy Family Relationships

Editor’s note: This essay is the latest in a series from author and speaker Ken Druck, based on work in his book Courageous Aging, which is about how all people can make peace with, and find joy in, every stage of life.)

Preventing Falls and Fear

Most caregivers are aware of the importance of preventing falls. When a fall occurs, the results can be life-changing. While we all realize the significance of a broken bone that may result from a fall, what we sometimes fail to acknowledge is the broken spirit that may occur after a fall. Many elders who fall […]

8 Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress By Caregivers

The holidays are supposed to be a time of thankfulness, reflection, observance, and celebration. But too often, the idealistic visions of a perfect holiday are marred by tensions and stress. Financial pressure, over-commitment and unrealistic expectations are among the culprits. There are adjustments you can make, however, that can bring joy and peace to the […]