Are you part of the Sandwich Generation?

By Gary Joseph LeBlanc – Guest Blogger   I have often been offered the opportunity to hear, once again, the many voices of diverse caregivers. Their honest, heartfelt conversations concerning current trials and hardships are very moving. I was surprised, however, when I realized that most of what these dear people were describing to me Read more…

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AT HOME

When most people think about protecting themselves at home they automatically focus on security and protection from burglaries and other common crimes.  This type of protection is of course important for seniors, but just as important is protecting yourself from injury and other safety hazards. Security and physical protection It’s hard to think about the Read more…

Faith And Cancer

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 support groups that Read more…

How To Improve Your Memory

By: Linda Burhans Increasingly, scientists and researchers are confirming a link between keeping your brain active and  reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease.  While there is no guarantee, of course, more and  more evidence shows that at the very least, actively working to improve your memory and keep your  brain active also helps to 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…

Nuggets For Caregivers

By: Linda Burhans 1. Know YOU have enormous influence – both Positive and Negative 2. Eat healthy and get enough REST 3. Take ONE day at a time 4. TALK to others about how you feel 5. Set BOUNDARIES for yourself and for your loved one 6. Set up a BACKUP plan 7. Remember you Read more…