The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers

The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers

When you are the caregiver for a loved one without support or community programs, it may be challenging and can often be overwhelming. The International Self-Care Day, 24 July, symbolizes the benefits of self-care work 24 hours a day, every day. The benefits of self-care do not just relate to a single day. Having a […]

Understanding Options for End of Life Care

end of life care

It is important for seniors and their caregivers to understand end of life care options, like hospice or palliative choices. Sometimes life ends unexpectedly. But for many seniors, the end of life comes with warning signs and happens slowly. Although difficult to discuss, it is important for seniors and their caregivers to understand all of […]

Coping with Caregiver Guilt

Coping with Caregiver Guilt

Guilt is a far too common emotion for a lot of caregivers. Especially for family caregivers, guilt can be both a motivating factor and an immobilizing deterrent. Guilt often occurs when there is a discrepancy between idealized ambitions and actual outcomes. Even more often, these feelings of guilt are irrational and unreasonable. It is the […]

3 Tips for Including Loved Ones with Dementia in Family Gatherings

3 Tips to Include Loved Ones with Dementia in Family Gatherings

As we get older, participating in social activities can become more demanding and stressful. When dementia is added into the mix, it can become even more challenging. Ideally, we want to be able to include our loved ones in family gatherings for as long as possible. Those with dementia often still enjoy being social, and […]

Practicing Self-Care for Caregivers

Practicing Self-Care for Caregivers

Anyone that has provided care for an aging family member knows that it can be a very rewarding, yet exhausting, endeavour. In order to continue to be effective, caregivers must engage in self-care practices or they run the risk of needing medical care and assistance themselves. What is Self-Care? Self-care is getting heavy exposure these […]