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G.P. and His Nurse Bond Over Disney

Trudi Sturm has been providing care for three-year-old G.P. for almost a year. She stays with him when G.P.’s mom is at work and his teenage siblings are at school. When recounting their first meeting, Trudi beams. “Oh, I loved him from that first day. He’s the cutest little thing.” G.P. requires special care because…

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gp and his nurse bond over disney

Caregiver Stress Relief: Hearing

Caregiver Lakeland FL-Taking on the role of being a family caregiver for your elderly loved one can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling decisions that you have ever made. No matter how close your relationship with your parent is or how good you feel about giving them the care that they need, however, you are likely to find that being a caregiver can also be extremely stressful.

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Caregiver Stress Relief Hearing

Family Caregiver Guilt

Many family caregivers who are feeling high levels of guilt may not understand why the guilt is there. Having that understanding gives you a toehold to be able to put your feelings of guilt behind you. Why Are You Feeling Guilty as a Family Caregiver? You Might Feel as If You’re Not Meeting Expectations There…

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Family Caregiver Guilt

Caregiver Tips for “Parenting” Elderly Parents

Your teen years were filled with struggles against your parents. You wanted more freedom. Shorter curfews, more room to make decisions, less control on their part. Now the roles are reversed. Your parents need help with daily activities of living, but they don’t want your help. They feel they’re fully capable of caring for themselves….

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Caregiver Tips for Parenting Elderly Parents

Bathing, Dressing, & Grooming Tips for Family Caregivers

Throughout childhood, our parents provided us with the love, care, and resources necessary to keep us healthy and strong. At some point in our lives, these roles will reverse and many of us will be faced with the challenges (and rewards) of caring for aging parents. Unfortunately, the more dependent they become on others to…

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Bathing, Dressing, & Grooming Tips for Family Caregivers

How to Ease Caregiver Stress While Caring for a Senior With Cancer

One thing you likely expected to encounter when you decide to become a family caregiver for your elderly parent was stress. Those who care for senior family members are far more likely to not only experience stress, but also to suffer potentially serious consequences as a result of this stress. This stress can be even…

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How to Ease Caregiver Stress While Caring for a Senior With Cancer

The Importance of Delegating Caregiver Duties

Caregiver Melbourne FL-Being a good caregiver is not always just about doing what is right for your loved one: it is about doing what is right for yourself so that you can be better able to do what is right for your loved one.

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Importance of Delegating Caregiver Duties

Alzheimer’s Communication Tips for Caregivers

How can you help your loved one if they can’t tell you what they need? One of the many heartbreaking issues that crop up when Alzheimer’s starts to develop is the beginning of a deterioration in their communication skills. Alzheimer’s patients have trouble communicating because they simply start to forget how. It is essential to…

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Alzheimer’s Communication Tips for Caregivers

Caregiver Tips for Seniors Suffering from Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Caregiver Delray Beach FL-Helping your senior cope with their sleep-breathing problem can help them to stay healthier and safer, and create a more fulfilling lifestyle as they age in place. Use these tips to help you in your caregiver role to care for a senior who is dealing with sleep-disordered breathing.

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Caregiver Tips for Seniors Suffering from Sleep-Disordered Breathing