Holiday Help

Holiday Help

One of the most important things to remember during the hustle and bustle of the season is to take the time to really think about what makes the season special to you and to your parents.  Evaluate your to-do list-Spend some time thinking about what holiday traditions...
Don’t Give Up Your Relationships

Don’t Give Up Your Relationships

Don’t Give Up Your Relationships just because you are caring for an aging parent Caregiving is a demanding job for sure, but you don’t have to give up everything just to be a person who honors, loves and cares for a family member.  Take some time to consider the...
Which of the 4 are you?

Which of the 4 are you?

Which of the 4 are You? Often times becoming a caregiver sneaks up on us. It’s not a job we apply for or one we even get paid for. But all will agree it is a very important one. Interestingly enough, most daughters in a season of caring I meet don’t even...

Caregiver, You are an Advocate

The word advocate brings up different feelings in different people.  I seem to have deeply inborn need to stand up to injustice, especially for those who have no voice of their own.  My sister, on the other hand, is drawn with compassion to the person hurting. The two...
Caregiving During the Holidays

Caregiving During the Holidays

Holidays can be crazy and emotional anytime but when you are in a caring season it can mean change as well. Being a family caregiver during the holidays might mean long time traditions have to change.  As both my parents Alzheimer’s disease progressed, we found they...