Caregiving can be extra stressful when siblings aren’t supportive When caring for aging parents, the last thing you need is more stress or resentment because of issues with your siblings. But getting siblings to help with parents can bring up old family arguments, cause sibling rivalries to flare up, and generally add to your burden. … Read more4 Tips to Get Siblings to Help Care for Aging Parents
Date published: 2021-4-5 Celebrate Mother’s Day traditions creatively Since many people aren’t fully vaccinated against coronavirus yet, it’s still a good idea to take precautions while celebrating Mother’s Day this year. To celebrate the important woman (or women) in your life, we share 10 unique activity ideas. These suggestions help you spend quality time together … Read more15 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day: Activity and Gift Ideas During Coronavirus
Worried about someone’s memory or cognitive function? Do you wonder if your parent or spouse’s increased forgetfulness or strange behavior is a normal part of aging or if they’re signs of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? It’s easy to make that assumption, but it’s important to get more information before thinking the worst. There are big … Read moreSigns of Alzheimer’s or Normal Forgetfulness?
While the majority of family caregivers say their role has given them a sense of purpose, it’s no secret that caring for an aging loved one comes with many challenges. Whether navigating insurance, coordinating care, or running errands, it may feel like your caregiving to-do list is never ending. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated … Read more3 Ways to Get Immediate Help with Caregiving: Meals, Transportation, Chores
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How would you know your client is happy? 2. If your client was doing “better,” what would that look like? 3. When does your client smile the most?
Caregiver burnout is only getting more prevalent. Support for caregivers can include a variety of resources, including delivery of groceries that is more prevalent now with COVID-19. But for emotional support, I believe solution-focused therapy can help caregivers thrive.