Caregiver Guilt: Two Common Myths Increase Stress

Don’t let undeserved caregiver guilt add to your stress There are many common misconceptions about what caregivers should do or how they should feel that can cause guilt that isn’t deserved. Unfortunately, these misguided beliefs and unrealistic expectations about caregiving can also hurt you by causing burnout, compassion fatigue, or serious health conditions caused by … Read moreCaregiver Guilt: Two Common Myths Increase Stress

5 Ways to Improve Quality of Life for Seniors

Quality of life is important for health and well-being It’s not enough to just be alive. Good quality of life is especially important for older adults who are dealing with chronic health conditions and major life changes. Feeling satisfied and fulfilled is just as important for overall well-being as getting regular check-ups from the doctor. … Read more5 Ways to Improve Quality of Life for Seniors

Dealing with Aging Parents and Siblings: 5 Ways to Work Better Together

Caregiving with family can bring up conflicts For many caregivers, it can be frustrating and stressful to work with siblings to care for aging parents. Or, to work with family to care for a spouse or other relative. There’s a lot to deal with – past conflicts, clashing personalities, tough decisions, and unequal contributions. In … Read moreDealing with Aging Parents and Siblings: 5 Ways to Work Better Together

Untreated Pain in Dementia: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

Pain in dementia isn’t always obvious or easy to diagnose Seniors with dementia often experience pain or serious discomfort on a regular basis. Typically, their pain is caused by health conditions common among older people, like arthritis, constipation, recovery from surgery or medical procedures, injuries due to falls or accidents, infections, or pressure sores. However, … Read moreUntreated Pain in Dementia: Signs, Causes, and Treatments