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
Prior planning can help prevent problems and pressures down the road for you and your loved one. What if you were seriously injured in a car accident? Had a sudden heart attack? Become seriously ill? The number one thing that most concerns caregivers is: What if...
Compassionate fibbing is a creative communication technique you can use when someone with short-term memory loss is disoriented, anxious or upset. It’s not lying, but a way to step into their reality and spare them unnecessary distress or anxiety.
Having an exercise plan for your senior. If you’re an older adult looking to establish an exercise routine, you should, ideally, be able to incorporate 150 minutes of moderate endurance activity into your week.
Think about what your loved one with dementia or Alzheimers may be thinking at this time of year. The holidays may not be easy for you but think about how your loved one feels. They will be confused and not understand what is going on. All the extra stimulation from...
Treating caregivers with kindness is important to remember. They are under a lot of stress. Caregivers of all ages. From young mothers to adult children taking care of their parents. It's not an easy job. Being kind and asking if they need help can go along way. As...
There’s no doubt about it, kids and grandparents have a special relationship, and spending quality time with them can only strengthen the bond. It pays to put a little thought into ways to pass the time with the younger generation.
Life doesn't normally prepare us to become a loved one's caregiver. When it happens it's usually sudden – diagnosis of an illness, age related frailty, dementia – and life suddenly is anything but normal. Find a Support Group and if you can't find one create one....
Be creative when trying to engage with a person with dementia.
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.