Reflecting on caring for his late mother at home, OldLamplighter reminds us that “the best way to take care of your loved one is to also take care of yourself, whatever it takes.”
While I had her comfortably based in an assisted living facility a few minutes from me, the demands were huge and more often than not, I ended each day – each race – feeling like I had missed the mark and failed to provide the care I know she wanted.
Sometimes caregiving duties can push us to a breaking point. Old Lamplighter talks about the times he lost patience caring for his mom and how he found strength and control.
I live in a part of the country blessed with unsurpassed natural beauty...
Kandis didn't expect to be a caregiver, but she made the choice to after her mother was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer.
Try these strategies to improve communication and limit frustration.
It is never too early to talk with a parent about their future care wishes, but it can be too late. Here's how to start the conversation.
Rosanne provides round-the-clock care and supervision to her mother who is in the final stages of dementia--all with no pay.
Learn about having conversations about care as a family from Alice and Cori who care for Alice’s father, Doug.
Lindsay shares what’s inside her caregiver binder, her “one source of truth” for everything related to her father’s health and care.
Whether you’re new to caregiving or interested in what to expect, these four tips can reduce your anxiety and prepare you for future challenges.
If you've ever felt numb through your caregiving experience, you're not alone. A common coping mechanism during periods of prolonged stress and trauma is suppressing your own feelings.
An Irish poem and some words of encouragement for the caregiver who's feeling uninspired and detached.