Well, the long-awaited week has come. The program we have all been
looking to participate in can now be accessed. Of course you know I am
talking about the voting being open for the
Fearless Caregiver Story
We launched the Fearless Caregiver Story Contest for
you to share your own personal stories of Fearless Caregiving with
your fellow caregivers (and, by the way, possibly win cash and
prizes). We have learned the value of shared stories throughout the
years as caregivers have communicated their own personal stories on
Caregiver magazine and
caregiver.com as well as at the
Fearless Caregiver Conferences. The best way to discover how to
become fearless in your own caregiving is to hear other caregivers’
stories and anecdotes about their caregiving trials and tribulations.
So far, the entries have not disappointed. They talk about
the lessons learned as they work with the healthcare system, cajoling,
coddling and even sometimes cudgeling their way along as they seek the
best possible help for their loved ones...read
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are some helpful Cancer links...read more
A Balancing Act:
Simple Steps to Help Seniors See the Need for Home Modifications
By Mary Becker-Omvig, MS, OTR/Lfa
There are questions caregivers face on a daily basis. How do we balance between too much and too little care? How do we balance what we think needs to be done with what might be most helpful?...read
Fall Risks for Older Adults
Activities that take place in the bathroom, such as showering and bathing, are a simple part of most peoples’ daily routine. Yet, slips in the tub and falls in the shower or from the toilet may cause serious injuries...read more
From Kathy in CT
I am a live-in caregiver for an 94-year-old
woman with the first stages of dementia. I find that posting large
notes in bold writing around the house helps. She reads them each
day as if it’s her first time seeing them.
From Samantha in Texas
Laughter is the best medicine! Tell a joke
that's right up your client’s/loved one’s alley and see their mood
instantly brighten! Keep the grim atmosphere as light as possible!
Your emotional assistance is just as crucial as your physical
assistance. Even when YOU are having a hard day, tell a joke,
crack a smile, tease a little bit... Sometimes you have to fake it
before you can make it!
The best ideas and solutions for taking care of your
loved one often come from other caregivers. Please post your ideas
and insights and we will share them with your fellow caregivers.
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