The post for the Mixer is now here.
I received a letter from our healthcare provider offering a special service through Social Security. We are in the process of filing for SSI...
My wife Linda started this blog last month and I want to let her know how proud I am of her, that she is sticking with it. She does ask me t...
' A Place for Mom ' had an article reviewing information on Alzheimer's testing. This disease is similar to other mental disease...
As Advent starts, our church parishoners carry on a 'tradition' if you will (we have been doing this for about 4 - 5 years), of hono...
I have been assigned the task of gathering information about medical alert systems as my father-in-law, 92, is again in the hospital. My mo...
I found this list that someone sent me about a year ago (so I don't know what still is included or if any percentages have changed) but ...
Caring.com shared a list of things that caregivers can get caught up in. We all know we care about our family, be it caring for elderly pare...
(picture from NAFC site) According to the article in the recent July/August Healthy Living Magazine from Sams Club, the types of incontine...
The post for the Mixer is now here .
(picture from 'eldercare' website) There have been several new adult day care centers in the area. I know a few people who have h...
4 Signs of Caregiving Stress Overload
ElderCarelink email posts 4 signs that should not be overlooked by you, the caregiver, or a close family member or friend. They report that even though the immediate caregiver may not be helping in direct care, the mind is never far from the needs of the older person, thinking about meals, falling, medications. Take the opinion of a family member or friend if they are telling you that you are stressed. Four signs: you skip your own physicals; you isolate yourself from others; you eat and/or drink too much for good health; you are short tempered with the elder, your spouse or your children. If any or all of these sound familiar, take a break no matter how short in order to recharge. For more information on caregiver stress see ElderCarelink
You can check out my ranting and stream of consciousness writing about looking at adult service providers with Will.
A Caregiver's Poem
I was looking through a 'Caregiver's Blog: Senior Care Support' and came across a poem that was shared by a writer, Dana, from the blog. The poem was written by Becky Netherland and Dana's grandmother shared it with her. I thought it was great and there is not much to say about it - just read!!! Enjoy!!
(picture from Caregivers Blog)
I’ve traveled paths you’ve yet to walk
Learned lessons old and new
And now this wisdom of my life
I’m blessed to share with you
Let kindness spread like sunshine
Embrace those who are sad
Respect their dignity, give them joy
And leave them feeling glad
Forgive those who might hurt you
And though you have your pride
Listen closely to their viewpoint
Try to see the other side
Walk softly when you’re angry
Try not to take offense
Invoke your sense of humor
Laughter’s power is immense!
Express what you are feeling
Your beliefs you should uphold
Don’t shy away from what is right
Be courageous and be bold
Keep hope right in your pocket
It will guide you day by day
Take it out when it is needed
When it’s near, you’ll find a way
Remember friends and family
Of which you are a precious part
Love deeply and love truly
Give freely from your heart
The world is far from perfect
There’s conflict and there’s strife
But you still can make a difference
By how you live your life
And so I’m very blessed to know
The wonders you will do
Because you are my granddaughter
And I believe in you.
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