Category: Caregiving

Health News Round-Up: Combating Cancer from a New Research Angle

Cancer Research Suggests a New Genetic Frontier in Treatment Previously, treating a patient’s cancer meant treating the type of cancer:…

Education and Support Help to Restore Confidence and Independence

Does this sound familiar? As a devoted daughter, primary caregiver for your parents, working woman, mother, wife… you may wear many hats…

Bathing Tips for Older Adults with Dementia

Caring for an elderly parent or spouse with dementia requires flexibility and sometimes changes the way you do things.  Even…

Precautionary Measures to Keep Your Wandering Loved One Safe

For many caregivers of a senior with dementia, or Alzheimer’s, the possibility of this loved one wandering and going missing…

Conquering the Medication Challenge

During one of my visits with my mom, I observed small collections of pills on the counter that should have…

3 Ways to Unleash the Power of Rituals in Dementia Care

Imagine worrying about forgetting your past while also having a hard time remembering new events and information. Pretty scary, right?…

What to Expect: 4 Questions Before Home Health Care Begins

After deciding that it’s time to start home health care, and before meeting their nurse or therapist for the first…

Understanding Sibling Dynamics When Caring for Aging Parents

The situation is new – taking care of Mom or Dad – but sometimes, the old story still dictates family…

Strategies for Recognizing and Avoiding Compassion Fatigue

Years ago, I found myself working for Family and Children Services in rural North Georgia. I investigated reported claims of…