Self Caring Archive 2010

  1. Go Ahead. Honor Yourself. November 16, 2016

    Will National Family Caregivers Month and National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month go noticed in your house? Up to you. ...  Read more

  2. When Friends Just Don't Get It May 19, 2016

    What to do when friends quit calling or think you're spending "too much time caregiving." It's difficult for people to comprehend day-to-day caregiving even if they're loyal, longlasting friends....  Read more

  3. #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  Read more

  4. Ghosts of Christmas Past "“ and 4 Other Top Caregiver Challenges December 21, 2010

    The personal issues that caregivers struggle with most. Writing'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

  5. Be Aware. Be Grateful December 14, 2010

    Two phrases to live by, in the wake of Elizabeth Edwards's untimely death....  Read more

  6. Season's Grievings 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

  7. "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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Me, You, and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor November 09, 2010

    Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor talked to 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. The Unique Stress of the Alzheimer's Caregiver October 05, 2010

    The dismal economy might be stressful. But new research by 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

  15. 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