More at… http://thecaregiverspace.org/signs-of-abuse-that-every-caregiver-should-monitor/ Sometimes you go through life and there are events that you witness, or even experience, that change you in ways you wouldn’t think possible. Sometimes these events leave you with those warm fuzzies that just makes you smile every time you think back to it. Other times, the memory is so heart wren… Read MoreRead More
More at… https://starlightcaregivers.com/blog/5-myths-about-obsessive-compulsive-disorder/ By Helen Blair Simpson, M.D.July 6, 2016 When people learn that I am a psychiatrist who has spent the last 20 years studying obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) at Columbia University Medical Center, I get various reactions. They include jokes (“Hey, we could really use you in my family”) an… Read MoreRead More
More at… https://starlightcaregivers.com/blog/caregiver-burnout-what-it-means-and-how-to-cope/ Know the signs that you need a break — for your health and your loved one’s By Gina Roberts-Grey (This article appeared previously on Caring.com.) Caregiving can bring many positives into your life — but it can also take a toll, both physically and emotionally. Without finding a balance … Read MoreRead More
More at… http://thecaregiversvoice.com/tcv-humor/nursing-home-resident-bible-study-bingo-or-lithuania/ Guest post by Christina Britton Conroy Several years ago, I worked as a recreational therapist in an attractive nursing home. My workweek was Tuesday through Saturday, and I liked Saturdays best. They were quiet. Every day, two hundred residents on four floors were fed, dressed, and medicated. Bu… Read MoreRead More
Non-traditional funerals are on the rise as more people want their memorial to celebrate life rather than focus on mourning. Dignity Memorial® suggests five key things to consider when planning a personalized memorial.
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For family caregivers, grief can happen before and after death. Learn the five stages of grief to look out for.
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More at… http://thecaregiversvoice.com/tips-caregivers/article-excerpts-brain-pacemaker-compassionate-machines-and-more/ This month, our curated article excerpts for caregivers for people with dementia look at research regarding caregivers’ concerns, slowing the loss of executive function among people with Alzheimer’s and teaching compassion to machines in healthcare. We’ve also included a link to gu… Read MoreRead More
More at… http://thecaregiverspace.org/people-dont-go-to-doctors-to-be-entertained-why-do-they-turn-to-celebrities-for-health-advice/ Americans believe in experts. We look to CPAs to complete our tax returns, lawyers to handle our disputes, plumbers to fix our pipes. So it baffles me that an astounding number of us turn to movie stars and other celebrities for health advice. Take a recent article in Parents magazine: “Where … Read MoreRead More