Category: Caregiver Burnout

Effective Time Management Tips for Caregivers

If today’s to-dos seem like more than you can possibly fit into 24 short hours, you’re not alone! Family caregivers, in many cases, are inundated with daily care tasks: personal care and hygiene, housekeeping and laundry, medical appointments, planning activities that are meaningful and enjoyable for an older adult; shopping and other errands, planning and […]

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Appreciation Missing When Providing Caregiving Help? We Have Tips.

From the moment you woke up this morning until the end of an exhausting day, you’ve given your all to your older family member. You provided help with showering and dressing, prepared nutritious meals they enjoyed, cleaned the house, made it to their 3:00 hair appointment, and picked up prescriptions and groceries afterwards, all while […]

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Respond Safely to Dementia Aggression with the 6 R’s

Of the many challenging behaviors typical in dementia, perhaps the most difficult to manage is aggression. A senior who may have always been mild-mannered can unexpectedly lash out in outbursts which can be truly frightening: hitting, cursing, kicking, yelling, biting, or throwing things. How can you, as a family caregiver, safely help restore a feeling […]

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