Precisely why On-line Rendezvousing Doesn’t Help Most Male

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The Isolation of Caregiving

Living in a world of isolation can be a very harmful place in which to dwell. Unfortunately, when dealing with the daily challenges involved in the constant care of a loved one, dissociation almost always becomes a side effect for caregivers. More often than not, they suddenly find themselves living an unseasoned lifestyle, one that Read more…

Finding your Inner Self as a Caregiver

If you’re on pins and needles because of worry, stop it! You will always question yourself. Caregivers will forever panic about whether the job they’re doing is adequate. Learn from your mistakes; this is not a science. All patients vary from one to another. Taking care of a memory-impaired person is exhausting and emotionally draining. Read more…

Faith And Cancer

By: Linda Burhans I know when I was on the cancer journey with my mother, faith was a very important part of the process. As I cared for my mother during this very intimate time our faith brought us closer together. Time and time again I have also found this to be true in the Read more…

Sacrifice, Sabotage, Surrender

By Cate McCarty As a caregiver I find myself giving up many things for the diagnosis, for Mike. They are sacrifices and often self-sabotaging. Sometimes I do this without realizing it, in a humble and resilient manner. Other times, I do it noisily in a self-harming manner. As we enter a season that many classify Read more…

The Importance of Respite Care

By: Linda Burhans IF YOU ARE the primary caregiver for an aging loved one, there is a good chance you may be experiencing some form of stress. It’s natural for caregivers to become so involved in taking care of someone else that they tend to allow their own needs to get put aside or sometimes Read more…

#endageism

Mel Coppola I’ve stopped making New Year’s Resolutions. Seems they’re just another way to set myself up for failure and cause me to feel badly about myself. Don’t get me wrong — I certainly think the end of the year is a great time to review and set new goals or intentions for the new Read more…

Traveling with Dementia

I am repeatedly asked for advice on whether or not to take loved ones with dementia on vacation. My answer is always consistent, “It’s always better if they are still in the early to moderate stage of the disease. If they are “too far” advanced, the problems you will encounter may be very severe. Once Read more…

5 Steps for Avoiding Guilt this Holiday Season

By Linda Burhans Reset the computer in your head. That’s right. Wipe out the hard drive that carries holiday messages of the past. Zap it! The perfection you remember is likely skewed, anyway. Watch “Merry Christmas Mr. Bean.” I’m serious. If not “Merry Christmas Mr. Bean,” find something else funny, silly and maybe touching, but Read more…

Does Retiring Speed Up Dementia?

By: Dr Bill Beckwith There are retirement stories both ways. Some have a long and rewarding retirement. Others seem to decline either physically or mentally shortly after retirement. The fear is that by retiring, one becomes disengaged and cognitive impairment sets in. After all, educational attainment, social engagement, exercise, challenging work, and bilingualism are “neuroprotective Read more…

Dementia and Inappropriate Behavior

by Linda Burhans Recently at one of my support groups I asked if there were any challenging situations the caregivers were dealing with. Suddenly a woman burst into tears. “I don’t know how to say this.” She cried. “But my wonderful loving uncle who has been so kind to me his entire life, has recently Read more…

Benefits of a Caregiver Support Group

Benefits of a Caregiver Support Group   By: Linda Burhans   I have facilitated hundreds of caregiver support groups over the last four years.  When a new person shows up I always ask, “Why did you come today?”  More often than not, the response is, “I don’t know, I just think I need some help.” Read more…

JUST ASK!

JUST ASK! Do you know someone who seems depressed and shows signs of losing hope in this life? If so, please ask this question: “DO YOU WANT TO HURT YOURSELF? “ By doing so, you could potentially SAVE a life. Depression can lead to thoughts of suicide and sometimes, those thoughts lead to action. There Read more…

Suicide—A Silent Turning Point

By Gary LeBlanc Nothing devastates a family like the loss of a loved one through suicide. It is such an uncomprehensible tragedy that it leaves everyone speechless, without ever having any real answers. With senior adult couples the rate of Homicide-Suicide increases 50 percent—higher than younger adults. For those who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other Read more…

10 Ways To Avoid Caregiver Burnout

By: Linda Burhans Week after week caregivers come to my support groups feeling so overworked and underappreciated that many times they feel like giving up. Being a family caregiver is a time-consuming and many times exhausting job. The daily emotional and physical demands of the caregiving process often leads to feelings of burnout. The best Read more…

Blooming With Love

By: Linda Burhans I was very surprised when I received a call from Sally a couple weeks ago. She is definitely a southern belle with that beautiful southern accent that gives me a good feeling. Sally attended some of my support groups in Florida about three years ago when she was caring for her mom Read more…

Hope You Dance

By: Dr Cate McCarty – Dementia Coach When you think of dance, what comes to mind? Is it the foxtrot, waltz, tango or salsa? Maybe you think of Zumba or Jazzercise. Or maybe you think of the weekly program, Dancing with the Stars. But did you know that dance is a great brain health strategy? Read more…

Preparing for the Storm with Dementia

By: Gary LeBlanc The state of Florida has truly had its eyes opened on the proper need of dementia training for their special needs shelters after last year’s Hurricane Irma. I have been extremely grateful to take on the task of educating and training Florida’s Heath Department employees on dementia care and awareness, starting with Read more…

Advantages of Pet Therapy with Dementia

By: Gary LeBlanc Many caregivers are searching for natural health remedies these days. One treatment I’ve discovered that takes the edge off the anxiety of those living with dementia is a loveable pet. When I was caring for my dad there were times where he became saturated with confusion. I would simply place our cat Read more…

The Five W’s of Dementia

By: Gary LeBlanc Some of the more orthodox crime detective practices of solving a mystery, trained investigators are taught to always concentrate on asking the five W’s: who, what, when, where and why. As a caregiver for someone living with dementia, you will soon discover that your daily routine involves the constant task of solving Read more…

Alzheimer’s  Communication

Alzheimer’s  Communication Never ARGUE, instead AGREE Never REASON, instead DIVERT Never SHAME, instead DISTRACT Never LECTURE, instead REASSURE Never say “REMEMBER”, instead REMINISCE Never say “I TOLD YOU”, instead REPEAT/REGROUP Never say “YOU CAN’T”, instead do what THEY CAN Never COMMAND/DEMAND, instead ASK/MODEL Never CONDESCEND, instead ENCOURAGE Never FORCE, instead REINFORCE

Coping with Holiday Grief

By Linda Burhans At holiday time, many people are dealing with loss and are often caught in a dilemma between the need to grieve and the pressure to get into the spirit of the season. Holidays or not, it is important for the bereaved to find ways to take care of themselves. The following guidelines Read more…

From One Caregiver to Another

A recent headline stopped me cold: “For those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, burnout is rampant.” The more I publicly share our family’s story, the more caregivers are on my mind. Their role and needs often are overwhelmed by the needs of their loved one. Whether they are caring for a loved one Read more…

The Sounds of Dementia

The Sounds of Dementia One of the prevalent misconceptions that the general public has about dementia is that it only affects one’s memory. This is the furthest thing from the truth. The fact is that dementia can also affects one’s mobility, eyesight, language skills, behavior and the sensitivity to sounds. Telling the time with Alzheimers Read more…