Weekly Tips

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

How To Put On Compression Socks…Easily

How To Put On Compression Socks…Easily

While sitting down, reach down inside the top opening of the stocking. Hold your hand with the palm side down, and reach all the way down into the base of the stocking. ... Don't pull the entire stocking inside-out – you just want the toe and heel area to come out of...

When The Loved One You’re Taking Care Of Passes Away

When The Loved One You’re Taking Care Of Passes Away

Caring for a loved one during a life-limiting illness can impact the grief reactions we have after the person dies. In addition to more expected reactions, we may feel an acute sense of loss over the role that caregiving has played in our life. It can help if we can...

Tuesdays Tip for Caregivers – Validate not Negate

Tuesdays Tip for Caregivers – Validate not Negate

Your challenge as a caregiver is to validate rather than negate the presence of the man in the bathroom or the re-written biography that includes new players, new scenarios. It is helpful to define both a delusion and a hallucination.

Tuesday’s Tip for Caregivers – Keep a Routine

Tuesday’s Tip for Caregivers – Keep a Routine

Having a general daily routine with Alzheimer’s and dementia care will help caregiving run smoothly. Routines don’t need to be set in stone or drab. Instead, they give a sense of consistency, which is beneficial for a loved one, even if they can’t communicate it.

Tuesday’sTip – Should They Be Driving?

Tuesday’sTip – Should They Be Driving?

With one in six drivers in the U.S. today over 65 years old and an aging Baby Boomer population, there are more older drivers than ever on the road today. Understandably, the question of whether people should continue to drive well into old age is a contentious one....