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Being a Caregiver
It's easy to focus on everyone and everything other than yourself. In this online support group, we focus on the "i" in Caring and your role as a caregiver -- offering tips, advice and support to help with self caring.
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I am a caregiver, and could help others. I may have questions also. Their was no training for this , and I've had my source of problems. By finding support groups in my area, and finding this site I've gotten much needed help. Bless caring.com for being available.
Hi everyone, I am a student at the University of Nottingham and am conducting some research for my masters about online community boards for carers. The questionnaire takes 10-25 minutes, all other information about the research is provided in the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XN7GMRQ[surveymonkey.com] If you have time to complete it I would be very grateful, feel free to contact me through the contact details provided with any questions. Katrina Mayall
i have been my s/o caregiver for 10 yrs. he had a stroke,right arm unusable,expressive aphasia,copd stage 3, broke rt. tibia falling down stairs 5 yrs ago,peg tube,i could go on & on. i "spoiled " him and now, well, he can do things, make coffee, put dishes away, hs speech has improved, but niow he is 55 and i am 62. with severe back problems, and he shows no interest in caring for him... more
I am about ready to lose it.....my 24 yr old daughter had a stroke last year......I am really not capable of taking care of her, as I have lupus and other physical problems.....She does not have use of her arms and hands. My biggest problem is with her adolescent behavior......I am so trying to help her.......I can't do this
Hello Caregivers. I'm glad I found all of these groups. I really need to talk to others like me.
My Mother-in-law is on dialysis and is a picky eater--limitations are all her "favorite" foods! She complains she can't eat for many reasons--denture don't fit, etc (New dentures 4 years ago, many trips to "fix"--never satisfied!) She eats cookies for breakfast (dipped in coffee) and Liverwurst, tamales, etc for lunch and maybe sloppy joes or spaghetti type meals for supper. Any suggestions ?
Linda, I think I may understand the feelings - if I am right - about lack of support from your sister. I have two sisters and they live on each side of the country. Mom and I live in the middle. They come about once or twice a year. Still difficult I know. Mom tries to help as much as possible, too. But I have health problems too. I am sounding like I am whining I know? But I can understand what you mean. Just some time alone in my the house. Wonderful!
Today has been hard, well truth be told they are all getting hard. How do I find out about some relief. I have one sister that comes in 2 times a year to give me a break. I am tired. Feels like I am falling apart. Could use a couple of days in my house without giving care. I know that sounds bad, but hitting rock bottom here.
Hey there. Does anybody have any ideas for easy things to make for snacks, lunch, etc. for older folks to munch on through out the day? The same stuff gets old after while like soup and sandwiches. Appreciate any thoughts or suggestions. Thank you. ; )
Can anyone advise me on some activities for my husband who has Alzheimer's? I want to keep him at home with an aid to assist me, but I don't want him/her to just sit in front of the TV with him. I want him to be kept active. The faciltiy where I had him for respite care played bingo, but he did not participate. They did flower arrangments and chair exercise, but his physical health is g... more