Self care is not selfish
Information, training and tips that help you STAY HEALTHY AS A FAMILY CAREGIVER!
Tips on finding the time to eat well, rest, keep doctors’ appointments, exercise.
How to avoid burnout by reducing stress, fatigue, anxiety, guilt, loneliness.
Ways to help yourself believe that you are enough, you’re doing the best you can, and it is ok to ask for help.
The Tough Decisions about Long Term Care
When a family is making a long term care decision for a loved one, the cost can be overwhelming. The emotional cost that is.
I think sometimes, with all of the doctor’s visits, tests, screenings and medications, we forget the impact of engagements, connections and emotions on a person living with dementia and their quality...
What you Otter Know about Personalities
“Life is a Zoo: Understanding Personalities to Facilitate Communication in Health Care,”
Being independent with even the smallest of tasks will promote physical, mental, social and emotional health for your loved one.
“When people keep their minds active, their thinking skills are less likely to decline, medical research shows. So games, puzzles, and other types of brain training may help slow memory loss and othe...
Who Has Your Back?
Every caregiver should think about what their backup plan is if an unfortunate event occurs and you are no long able to care for your loved one.
Chicken Soup for the Caregiver
Looking for your next book to get lost in? A Place for Mom put together a great list of family caregiver books .
Calling all young caregivers- I just came across a great online support resource for the busy, younger caregiver. Check out this "Google Hangout".
Get a Grip
Have a loved one with arthritis or other troubles causing difficulty with their grasp? There are several at home hacks to try and make things a little easier.
Become, or encourage a loved one to be, more active in your own health care by learning more about programs and workshops offered by the Healthy Living Center of Excellence .