After facilitating more than 1500 support groups and workshops, I know that caregivers do not have a lot of time. That is why I decided to do “Tuesday’s Tips for Caregivers.”
Here you can find a 1-4 minute tip that I believe will inspire and assist you on your journey.
CAREGIVERS, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Weekly Caregiver Tips Intro
To avoid overstimulating your senior, arrange for them to stay in a quiet room away from the group. Family members can take turns spending quality time with them in their calm space.
Holidays and Dementia It’s that time of year when we begin a variety of social functions; from Thanksgiving to New Year’s as holiday season can be quite active. Caring for a loved one who has dementia can make these times extremely rough.
These little cards can bring dignity to your loved one. If you would like some, email your mailing address to me at LindaBurhans@aol.com and I would be glad to send you some.
Caregiving is a tough road. Caregivers need to take time for themselves or they will experience burnout. Taking time for yourself is not selfish - it is necessary. When you take time for yourself, you are a better caregiver.
Hydration is important for everyone, especially seniors. Tips to help.
Taking a little break and going out into nature can make a big difference in your day.
Signs to look for when your loved one might be changing and may need your help and guidance.
Caregiver support groups are a great way to connect and share your experiences with people in similar circumstances. Taking time to meet your own needs while caring for a loved one may seem selfish or self-indulgent, but it is necessary for the ongoing health and...
Protect your loved one in case of emergency when you run to the store.
Create a Emergency Care Plan for your loved one just in case you can't be there. God forbid something happen to you. Take the time to write down all the details that need to be noted for your loved one. Doctors names, prescriptions, what the routine is for your loved...