Dementia and the Holidays

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5 Strategies for Surviving the Holidays Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or any other form of dementia can be quite a struggle on a daily basis. But add the busyness and activities of the holidays and many caregivers find themselves at their breaking point. The change in routine and added visitors can be very stressful on someone with … Read More

From Wedding Bells to Boot Camp – what a year it has been!

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Hello Sojourners Wondering where I’ve been? It has been quite an exciting year The past 10 months have been quite busy for me, filled with big changes and new beginnings. So much has changed over the past few months it is hard to believe it all was possible. It all started back in February when I suddenly needed to restructure my … Read More

6 Essential Steps to Stress Free Caregiving

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Where do you begin as a Caregiver? Many family caregivers find themselves well into this role before they realize what has happened.  Whether suddenly at a hospital bedside or slowly over time, families quickly realize just how difficult caring for someone can be at times. They search for information and answers to help make better choices and feel more in … Read More

What do your aging parents need?

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And how do you know? Family caregivers struggle with knowing when to step in to help and when to leave well enough alone. But how do you know what to do and when? Maybe your 80-year-old mother is fine living alone right now with just some occasional assistance. But what additional help could she use now and what do you … Read More

Three Levels of a Family Caregiver

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I’m an Overseer – what level are you? Many of you are finding yourself in the role of caregiver and are feeling lost and overwhelmed. In my previous post I introduced the 6 essential steps helpful to make family care giving a little easier.  Understanding what your job is as caregiver is an essential first step. Not all caregivers are … Read More