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DIY Lessons in Caregiving Part 3 – Ask for Help!

I will admit that I am mildly obsessed with the show Flea Market Flip. Though the contestants find the items and come up with the plan of how to reinvent the items, there is a team of professionals who support … Continue reading

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Caring for a Parent with Dementia – Caregiving Challenges

Dementia and Caregiving challenges Sleep problems and caregiver exhaustion are two of the most common reasons persons with dementia are placed in nursing homes. Causes of sleeplessness in dementia patients include pain, lack of exercise and activities, anxiety, agitation, or … Continue reading

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LOOK OUT!

For the last week I’ve been riding my bike a mile each day morning before getting ready for my day. My house is located on a circle which makes it easy for me to calculate a mile as it is … Continue reading

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Caregiver Chaos

While caring for those we love life can become overwhelming. Some tips to help those in the chaos reach out for help.

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Caregiver Burnout

You try to hide the feeling of being overwhelmed, however; caregiver burnout is serious and can lead significant physical and mental health issues.  It is critical to know the signs and take steps to take care of yourself. Here are … Continue reading

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CaregiverLife Radio – The Importance of Long Term Care Planning

Click here to join me Thursday from 10-11am (CST) for CaregiverLife Radio Topic: The Importance of Long Term Care Planning Guest: Sandy Essex About Sandy:  Sandy Essex is an independent LTC planning specialist.  She owns a company called Best Coverage, … Continue reading

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Honesty and Empowerment

We’ve all heard the phrase “honesty is the best policy” and, for the most part, it’s true.  Now there are certain exceptions to this rule, for example if your spouse asks you if her pants make her look fat, I … Continue reading

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