November 18, 2018

So you have a friend, and they are currently a caregiver. You see them struggle daily to make it every day. Caregivers have to juggle responsibilities for everyone including themselves. Some of them have full-time jobs, or they are someone’s parent of young children. T...

November 4, 2018

Yes, I’ve said this to myself many of times, you love your parent, but you don’t think that you have it in you to be a caregiver. What do you do when you don’t have a choice? Well, I had two options like many of us do place my mom in a Nursing Home or step up to the pl...

July 15, 2018

I thought that this would be a great topic to touch on. Spring is clearly in the air. The birds are chirping, and cool breezes flow thru the home. I usually take this time to get my gloves out my mop ready and do a thorough cleaning of my apartment. Of course, there is...

May 6, 2018

I know some of you are giving me a side-eye, and you may not think that's true but you can find joy in caregiving. I needed to do this not just for my mom but for my sanity. As a full-time employee, I was already stressed out as it is. I drove five hours to North Carol...

April 8, 2018

The summer holidays are rapidly approaching, and you will most likely have to travel with your loved one. It's important to keep up with your car maintenance. Most people don't realize how vital specific features in your vehicle can assist you with your caregiving task...

February 9, 2018

Caregivers, you know how it is right? As your loved one’s dementia progresses, it becomes increasingly more difficult to communicate with them. It’s downright painful. You are probably dealing with the conversations going in circles like a merry go round, and it makes...

February 4, 2018

Speaking to a parent with Alzheimer’s can be a daily struggle. I remember that even though I loved my mom dearly communicating with her at times would make me crazy. It’s essential that you still help your loved one feel respected, valued, and supported since their suf...

December 16, 2017

 

The holidays are very stressful for loved ones suffering from dementia. You see my mother Mary enjoyed the holidays. She would be the person who would come up with great ideas on how to create unique gifts for friends and would teach me to build them for my co-workers...

October 29, 2017

There are so many ways that can help you cope with your Grief so I provided a couple below that may assist you. 

1.     Keep a journal of your feelings/grief work. I created this blog “the Caregivers depot” as a way to express my feeling during my caregiving and after....

July 16, 2017

For those of you who are trained for the role of caregiver, you already have a leg up. For those who, like me, became a caregiver unexpectedly, strap in for the ride. As a caregiver you must have compassion, but you can’t get rattled when accidents or unexpected things...

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