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Your Family Caregiver Self-Assessment for the New Year

How are your resolutions coming along for the new year? Are you sticking to your diet? Is your workout plan manageable? Resolutions are a great way to set goals for the rest of the year. I love including healthy lifestyle goals, but also setting enjoyable challenges like reading 50 books this year. Resolutions can help... Read more

Senior Care for the Holidays: 5 Signs Family Caregivers May Need Help

Next week is Thanksgiving, the official kick-off to the busy, holiday season. “Busy,” is often the first word used to describe the holiday season. A time that should be restful and full of family, is in reality a stressful flurry of activities and to-do lists. For the family caregiver, the busyness of the holidays is... Read more

Compassion Fatigue —Running on Empty

Greetings one and all! I hope you are doing well and loving life. Once again, I invite you to take a deep breath, pour a cup of coffee or hot tea, and relax. Today, I want to chat with you about a significant issue for personal and professional caregivers—compassion fatigue. This may be an unfamiliar... Read more

Caring For Yourself as a Family Caregiver

Are you the primary caregiver for your loved one? You are not alone. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, approximately 44 million American family members and friends provide unpaid care to another adult, sometimes around the clock. Wives, husbands, daughters, sons, fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers—provide approximately 80% of the long-term care in the United States.... Read more

Care for the Caregiver — The Blessings of Coming Together

Greetings one and all… This past weekend, I attended an annual Caregiver Pampering Day held in a small community to the north of Denver. This particular caregiver event has a long history due to the passion and the support of local organizations and agencies, professional service providers, and community members. I had the honor to... Read more

Honoring Family Caregivers this November

“My father taught me the meaning of courage in the trenches of caregiving. I was 15 years of age when I learned of my mother’s terminal diagnosis of breast cancer. In that moment, I learned what fear feels like. And I also learned what courage looked... Read more

What Are We Going to Do Tomorrow? How to Slow Down and Enjoy Today

When picking my daughter up from Princess Dance Camp (yes, this is a thing, and it’s incredibly cute) one of her co-princesses turned to her mom and asked, “What are we doing next?” The mom gave a tired sigh and said, “Quiet time is... Read more

Caregiving Doesn’t Take A Holiday

“Whether it be Christmas, Hanukah, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, a long weekend, or a summer vacation. The journey of caregiving continues... Read more

Beneficial Reminders for Caregivers Caring for those with Dementia

Do you care for a family member or friend with dementia? These eight reminders were derived from the experiences of compassionate and courageous caregivers very much like... Read more

Is it Time to Reassess Your Life?

“I have come to believe that one of the blessings of adversity is the resultant desire to “take stock” of... Read more
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