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Managing Caregiver Stress

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Caregiving is a 24-hour a day job. Everything from managing prescriptions, home healthcare supplies and the day-to-day needs of a loved one can take a toll on a caregiver. In addition, many caregivers have full time jobs of their own. Due to the demands and pressure of caregiving, it’s important that caregivers know the best [...]

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Caregiving and Staying Healthy

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Here we talk a lot about mental healthy and staying stress-free.  As we slowly crawl toward Spring, the itch to be outside is growing stronger and stronger. Naturally, that makes us think about being active and staying fit.  Most caregivers would laugh at the notion of staying fit and physically healthy while focusing on a [...]

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Signs of Caregiver Burnout

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Caring for a loved one is a trying, exhausting task. When we are exhausted and need a break from work, we take vacations or personal days. Taking a vacation from caregiving is almost laughable. How do you take a vacation? The unfortunate truth is, we all need a vacation from something that puts stress on [...]

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Taking a Moment for You

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So many times, caregivers focus on their busy schedule and pleasing everyone else around them – so much so they forget to care for themselves!  It’s important to remember a healthy “YOU” means a healthy caregiver for everyone else.  Quality moments with and for yourself does not mean you need to neglect those you love [...]

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Have You Discovered the Caregiver’s Survival Network?

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Caregiving is stressful, time consuming, rewarding, challenging, compassionate and every other emotion up and down the spectrum of love. When you give care to someone, whether it is a friend or family member, you are showing your love for them; but it’s not always butterflies and rainbows. When those moments come where you just want [...]

“Don’t Worry. I’m FINE.”

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These are some of the most common words spoken by caregivers. Yet are you really “FINE”? Last month EasierLiving was privileged to spend the morning sitting in on a conference put on by the Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association: A Caregiver’s Journey.  The keynote speaker, Mrs. Joanne Koenig Coste, was exceptional, having been a caregiver for [...]

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Building a Caregiving Support Network

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Whether you’re a full-time caregiver, a long distance caregiver or you’re just caring for a loved one part-time, you need a support network. Trying to do it alone can be taxing on you, your loved one, and your health. As you ease into your caregiving role, start to open yourself up to the idea of [...]

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What Happens When Caregiving Gets Too Hard?

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It’s not a secret: Caregiving can be hard. Every caregiver is affected differently because every caree is different. You’ve done your caring research and now your a Caregiving Genius. But sometimes, no matter how much you love your caree, you hit your limit. It’s OK to borrow the ear of your most trusted friend or [...]

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7 Ways to Help Siblings Care for a Parent Together

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Sibling rivalry can go on long beyond the sandbox years. When a parent starts to need the care of their children as they age, it can cause friction among siblings. Every situation is unique, but one common theme throughout family caregiving scenarios is that it needs communication to run smoothly. Here are 7 great tips [...]

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Calendars: A Caregiver’s Best Friend

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We’ve talked about it before: an organized schedule for caregivers is extremely important.  Some people have an innate need and skill of being organized – others do not. Growing up, I tormented my parents with my lack of organization.  Whether it was the neatness of my room or the homework assignment I left at home [...]