In a Twitter chat I hosted in October, through www.caregiving.com, we discussed simple things we can do to keep ourselves healthier and feeling more grounded as we go through our caregiving day. Thank you to everyone who participating (apologies to those whose thought I might have misrepresented).
So, I went to a tech fair at Caringkind really expecting nothing. Instead, I got an eye-full. Such cool stuff! Gotta tell you, I was blown away. The following is a listing of who was there along with a brief description.
Being a caregiver often entails a lot of a planning and organizing. However, unexpected events can and do happen which add further stress to an often already difficult and emotional time. Having in place the necessary legal documents allows the caregiver to take appropriate action on behalf of their loved one.
Caring for a loved one with malignant mesothelioma can seem overwhelming at times, but it also can be richly rewarding. And often, it becomes both. Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer most often caused by a long-ago occupational exposure to asbestos. It strikes the diagnosed patient and possibly their family.
While being a family caregiver can be a time of closeness with the loved one being cared for, it can also be a time of great stress, depleting the body of vital nutrients.
As caregivers, we give so much of ourselves: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually that at times we can feel as though we are running on empty. Below are a few suggestions to try to help sustain yourself as you take care of another.