Category Archives: Caregivers

Communicating With Family While Caring for a Loved One

  Caring for a loved one as they age at home can spark tensions amongst the family. Siblings may disagree on care decisions, adult children may feel overwhelmed, and aging parents may refuse help. Effective communication is a must to bridge the gap between differing opinions, ease the burden of care responsibilities, and ensure everyone … Continue reading

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A New Way to Navigate Conversations Around Dementia

  There’s no easy way to give or receive a dementia diagnosis. It is the start of a difficult rollercoaster of emotions, which are heightened if the diagnosis is presented starkly, without compassion or empathy. There are steps physicians can (and should) take when having conversations around dementia to ease the initial impact, empowering and … Continue reading

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Family Caregiver Challenges: Identifying the Top 4 Concerns

    If you have ever felt invisible as a family caregiver, you are not alone. Caring for someone you love takes center stage, and you may find that your own needs are placed on the back burner. A recent listening session however, allowed family caregivers to speak honestly and openly about what they need—and … Continue reading

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Top Time Management Tips for Family Caregivers

  How much extra time do you have on your hands? If you are like many family caregivers, carving out enough time to meet each day’s basic requirements may be hard enough. The thought of having regular intervals of downtime may seem unattainable. Caregiving is unquestionably a time-intensive commitment. But what if there were steps … Continue reading

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Understanding Dementia Shadowing and How to Overcome It

  Primary caregivers of those living with dementia are frequently far too acquainted with the difficulty of trying to find a quiet minute or two alone – to use the bathroom, get a quick shower, and even walk into another room. Seniors with Alzheimer’s can experience heightened fear when a loved one is out of … Continue reading

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