Self Caring Archive 2010
#1 New Year's Resolution for Caregivers
December 28, 2010
If you're a caregiver, how about leaving all those self-improvement resolutions to somebody else this year? Try this New Year's resolution instead. From Caring.com.... Read more
Ghosts of Christmas Past "“ and 4 Other Top Caregiver Challenges
December 21, 2010
The personal issues that caregivers struggle with most. Writing Caring.com's Self Caring blog lets me peek right into the heads and hearts of caregivers What I see: That we can't talk enough about the personal side of caregiving!... Read more
Be Aware. Be Grateful
December 14, 2010
Two phrases to live by, in the wake of Elizabeth Edwards's untimely death.... Read more
December 07, 2010
What do you do when you're not in a holiday mood? Here are three suggestions for dealing with caregiving during the holidays.... Read more
"All I Want for Christmas": A Caregiver Wish List
November 30, 2010
10 holiday gift ideas for the stressed and time-pressed caregiver -- and 8 "are you listening, Santa?" bonus wishes.... Read more
10 Ways to Thank a Caregiver
November 23, 2010
Here are 10 ideas for ways to thank a caregiver, paid or unpaid. Helpful tips to say thanks for caregiving. Pass them along; maybe the gratitude will float back to you.... Read more
What's New? An Attitude With Staying Power
November 16, 2010
Fight caregiver stress with an open mind: Lessons from a 95-year-old who looks 75 and was a caregiver into her late 80s. ... Read more
Me, You, and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
November 09, 2010
Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor talked to Caring.com about her late husband, who died of Alzheimer's one year ago this week,and described an emotion most Alzheimer's caregivers can relate to well.... Read more
Go Ahead. Honor Yourself.
November 03, 2010
Will National Family Caregivers Month and National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month go noticed in your house? Up to you. ... Read more
Wish You Could Find a More Positive Attitude? My Dad's Last Lessons
October 27, 2010
Some days as a caregiver, it can be a struggle to keep anything close to a positive attitude. And yet, the bennies of a positive mood include a tougher immune system... Read more
Who Can You Talk To?
October 20, 2010
Caregivers need shoulders to cry on and ears to hear them. But what happens when your former support system is now the very person you're caring for?... Read more
Can Adult Day Services Help YOU?
October 13, 2010
A new study says adult day services (also called adult day care or respite care) is growing fast. But is it growing fast enough to help *you*?... Read more
The Unique Stress of the Alzheimer's Caregiver
October 05, 2010
The dismal economy might be stressful. But new research by Caring.com finds that being an Alzheimer's caregiver is far more stressful. Where does that stress come from? As a caregiver with circles under her eyes once answered me with a sigh, *"Let me count the ways."*... Read more
Know Your Caregiver Limits
September 29, 2010
5 things every caregiver should remember to combat stress and burnout. Ways that care giving can affect you and how to cope with the stress that it puts on you.... Read more
Would You Peek Into an Alzheimer's Crystal Ball?
September 22, 2010
This is now possible (mostly in theory; actual practice is still sketchy) through spinal-fluid tests being developed. Such tests go way beyond the handful of known genetic markers that explain a relatively small percentage of Alzheimer's cases. ... Read more
- Mother's Day Gift Ideas
- How Closely Do You Track Your OWN Symptoms?
- The Question Every Caregiver Deserves but Seldom Hears
- Let's Talk
- Was Pat Robertson Right?
- Critical Comments
- When a Caregiver's Biggest Pain Isn't the Care Receiver
- Pat Summitt's Son and Crossing Over to "Caregiving"
- If It's Monday, It Must Be a Chance to Start Fresh
- A Loving Way to Combat the "Caregiver 10"