More at… https://thecaregiverspace.org/reviving-my-caregiving-happiness-jar/ For more than a year, I kept a caregiving happiness jar. At the end of my caregiving day, I wrote a note about something good that happened, and put it in a jar. Every so often, I withdrew random notes from the jar, and read them. The notes were revealing. First, the notes proved that […]… Read More
More at… https://thecaregiverspace.org/how-ehrs-can-benefit-caregivers-and-their-patients/ Electronic health record (EHR) systems are becoming the new normal for storing and accessing patient records, especially since many are scalable to the size of the organizations they serve and are increasingly mobile. However, some caregivers still have mixed feelings about EHRs, which can make the … Read More
More at… https://thecaregiverspace.org/how-to-talk-to-someone-with-alzheimers/ Often, the first notable symptoms of people with Alzheimer’s disease are difficulties with speech. In the beginning, they might be able to carry on everyday conversations but forget a word here and there. On other occasions, they might find it hard to resume a conversation if they are interrupted…. Read More
More at… https://thecaregiverspace.org/how-to-choose-a-caregiver-that-fits-a-seniors-needs/ So, you’ve decided to hire a caregiver to take care of an elderly person in your life. Now comes the hard part: deciding what qualities the right caregiver will possess in order to provide the best care. If you were car shopping, you would simply research vehicles that fit your criteria, visit a f… Read More
More at… https://thecaregiverspace.org/years-of-devotion/ For twenty years I’ve devoted myself to my family. Everything I do I do for them. Everything has changed this year. My loved one’s mental illness, and ways of coping, have gone out of control. I cannot control this. I can help, I can guide, but I cannot force. I pray to the Lord to [R… Read More
More at… https://thecaregiverspace.org/missing-the-hard-days/ I never would have imagined that I’d be nostalgic for the worst days of my life. In my husband’s sickest days I just kept moving. The easiest moments were when I was on auto-pilot. Just keep going. Do what needs to be done. Check check check. When I wanted to cry. To collapse. I would [&… Read More
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Witness a revolutionary approach to eliminating aggressive behavior in dementias such as Alzheimer’s. Reporter Trish Van Pilsum takes you to a place some families call: a hidden heaven…. Read More
Falls are among the leading causes of injury and death at home. Simple home modifications can reduce accidents for older adults living at home.
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More at… http://thecaregiversvoice.com/the-caregivers-voice-video-channel/memory-error-a-short-film-for-young-people/ The Peruvian Association for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias [Asociacion Peruana de Enfermedad de Alzheimer y Otras Demencias(APEAD)] with Entel, created a clever short video entitled E-Alz. Memory Error. [Error de Memoria] to help young people understand the effects of Alzheimer’s. Memory … Read More
More at… http://thecaregiversvoice.com/tips-caregivers/the-caregivers-voice-new-resources-directory-is-now-live/ The Caregiver’s Voice New RESOURCES Directory… includes an alphabetical list of U.S.-based and International Caregiver Resources. Click on: RESOURCES for Caregivers for People with Dementia Each organization listed includes a description with a convenient clickable website link. To be … Read More