Category archives for caregivers

Gone From My Sight: The dying experience


My apologies for not posting in a little while, I hope that long piece on stress was enough to keep you occupied for a while. I think I owe you a part 2?  When I get home tonight I will check. But if it takes a couple of days I wanted to share something with you. We all […]

Alzheimer’s problems with Bathing


If you have been here before and have not signed up for my FREE (but infrequent) newsletter, before you continue, please jump over to WWW.EASYCAREGIVING.COM and sign up, it will take you less than a minute. Part three of our series is about problems with bathing. Bathing is almost universally a dreaded caregiver chore. I […]

Alzheimer’s and Incontinence


Day to day caregiving is difficult enough. However when dealing with Alzheimer’s, the very nature of this disease and the way it affects the brain frequently have added frustrations and difficulties, which make Caregiver’s lives just that much more difficult. Our mission at http://www.easycaregiving.com is to make sure you have every advantage possible. Please join […]

Dealing with Difficult Behaviors


Day to day caregiving is difficult enough. However when dealing with Alzheimer’s, the very nature of this disease and the way it affects the brain frequently have added frustrations and difficulties, which make Caregiver’s lives just that much more difficult. I start a series today that I hope will help caregivers with ‘Difficult Behaviors’. Difficult […]

Partnering With Your Doctor Quiz


I’m on the speakers bureau of the Alzheimer’s Association and this weekend I am giving a talk on “Partnering with Your Doctor”  In the materials that the Alzheimer’s Association provided me for the talk was a short little quiz.  I was impressed with this short 12 question survey, and thought you would like to see […]

Adult Day Care: Take A Break Today!


If you are caregiver you may be struggling with exhaustion, frustration, and depression. You may be feeling that you have little support from friends and family and feeling that people do not understand the difficulty of what you do. Let’s face it; most people wouldn’t unless they walked in your shoes for a week.

Can you relate to this?


I needed to calm down before I wrote this blog, and let the dust settle. I could barely breathe on Tuesday after another Alzheimer’s Day from Hell.

Summertime Dangers for Older Adults


Elderly people are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons:

Elderly people do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature.
They are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that upsets normal body responses to heat.
They are more likely to take prescription medicines that impair the body’s ability to regulate its temperature or that inhibit perspiration.

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