Caregiver Commandments

Breathe! And Take Care of yourself while caring for someone

From Today’s Caregiver magazine and caregiver.com, who awarded OK Now What? A Caregiver’s Guide to What Matters the 2016 Friendly Caregiver Award, comes a guest post detailing all the things we suggest in the same kind of sensible, advice-from-a-friend manner.

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Laughter The Best Medicine?

imagesWe may be earnest about caregiving, but life needs all kinds of dimensions. Especially laughter. It’s healthy, lightens the load, the mood, the day and the job at hand. Laughing at the absurdities, ironies and more can be the difference between connecting with your loved one and being unadulteratedly burdened by the job of caregiving. Gary Barg, Editor in Chief of  Today’s Caregiver magazine has something to say about the balm of laughter in a time of caregiving.

Read more here:

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Read to Me

Today’s Caregiver’s guest article offers simple advice to both caregivers and to those who may only simg_7168top by to visit someone who is being cared for: Read. Do you find it hard to find conversation with someone who is shut in? whose life and contacts (if not necessarily interests) have contracted for whatever reason? Bring something to read to them or with them. A book you can continue chapter by chapter, or their favorite magazine or newspaper (yes, they still print those!). Read the full article here:

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Feeling Trapped

Sue Collins
Sue Collins

Sue’s Collins’s latest article  appears as the Featured Article in Today’s Caregiver.com. 

What do you do when you and your loved on have been punched in the gut with a terminal diagnosis? Or Mom’s dementia seems to have suddenly worsened overnight? Or a family member faces a slow recover from a serious accident? Few people are prepared. Most don’t know where to begin or what questions to ask. This can lead to feeling trapped. I’ve been there as have many of my friends. It helps if you’ve got a practical to-do list to guide you with dealing with the emotional ups and downs of this new reality. A proactive approach will leave you feeling less trapped and more in control.

Here are ten tips to get you started:  Read more: www.caregiver.com

 

Today’s Caregiver Cites 2016 Award Winning Book

OK Now What? A Caregiver's Guide to What Matters
OK Now What? A Caregiver’s Guide to What Matters

Today’s Caregiver and caregiver.com remind readers that all caregivers need support and help in their journey. It cites OK Now What” A Caregiver’s Guide to What Matters, a 2016 winner of the Friendly Caregiver Award as one of those resources for down-to-earth, practical advice, experience-based suggestions and humor –something we all need, especially when the going gets tough!

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