The ABCs of Diabetes Simple to learn, important to manage. These three measurements for diabetes management should be kept as close to the recommended goals as possible to help avoid complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and vision problems. A is for the A1C test, an estimate of blood sugar levels over [...]
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8 Red Flags That an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Needs a Break How to tell if you’re bound for burnout Stress and burnout are the most common problems for those who care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. And, in turn, caregiver stress — the emotional strain of tending to a loved one — is one of the [...]
Tips for Caring for a Memory-Impaired Senior Much of what you say to the person may soon be forgotten. Be prepared to repeat yourself sometimes often. Speak in a calm voice. Make brief, simple statements. Try using touch and direct eye contact when responding to emphasize what you say. Avoid presenting the person with more than one thought at a time, [...]
A Survival Guide for Family Caregivers Caring for an aging loved one can be hard emotionally and physically. The following are helpful tips to guide successful caregiving. Take Stock: As problems arise with your aging loved one’s health and function, obtain a professional assessment of problems and needs. A geriatrician, a geriatric assessment program or [...]
Emotional Side of Caregiving – Part 4 Coping with Emotions In an average day or week family caregivers can experience a wide range of emotions from love, tenderness, appreciation and satisfaction to frustration, anger and resentment. It’s okay to experience any and all of these emotions. It’s how you cope with these emotions that can [...]
Emotional Side of Caregiving – Part 3 The Tolls of Buried Emotions Many caregivers struggle with difficult emotions such as anger, resentment and frustration. Instead of finding outlets for these feelings, some family caregivers hide or bury these difficult emotions. Our research found that family caregivers who hide or repress feelings are the ones [...]
Emotional Side of Caregiving – Part 2 Emotional Ups & Downs of Family Caregiving Most caregivers said that they feel both loved and overwhelmed; many other said that they feel both frustration and appreciation. And still others feel both anxious and satisfied. Dr. Amy D’Aprix, a care giving expert says that experiencing these mixed [...]
Emotional Sides of Caregiving – Part 1 Home Instead Senior Care interviewed over a thousand family caregivers across North America to better understand how caregivers are coping. We learned that individuals caring for a senior parent or other older family member experience a wide range of emotions on their family care giving journey. Many of [...]
Support for the Caregiver It’s easy to understand how caregivers can become depressed. The constant strain of caring for an older loved one could weaken the resolve of even the most steadfast and dedicated family members. As it turns out, repressing emotions may take a terrible toll on family caregivers. Research conducted by the Home [...]
Understanding the Mixed Emotions of Caregiving Caring for a senior loved one can sometimes seem like a contradiction. Interestingly, research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network confirms the mixed emotions that characterize this important job. Hiding one’s feelings only complicates the issues, this research confirms. Caregiving expert Dr. Amy D’Aprix says caregivers should [...]