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This is the time of year for family gatherings and holiday celebrations. Perhaps your travel plans include a trip with someone who has had a decline in cognition that will require extra vigilance and preparation.
Even when life is full of challenging circumstances, practicing gratitude can create an awareness of what is always available to us.
The holidays can be a very exciting time for many; yet the idea of gathering with family and friends may require some extra planning to keep your older guests safe.
Being a family caregiver is no small feat. Balancing your own needs with those of the person for whom you are providing care is tricky. Here are some ideas for coping and giving yourself a much-needed boost:
I met a caregiver (“Martin”) last month at the Alzheimer’s Association. We were both passing through for our own purposes and for some unknown reason
Frank Samson, host of Boomers Today and founder of Senior Care Authority, takes on a different role and is interviewed by Marcy Baskin, Managing Director of Senior Care Authority. The company is celebrating it's 10 year anniversary in helping seniors through consultation on senior housing and a myriad of other services to help alleviate the stress on families. In addition, Samson discusses how he has expanded through a franchise model and providing these services throughout the United States and Canada.
Rachel Kodanaz is a heart-minded professional helping her audiences to Embrace Life’s Challenges. Rachel has been speaking passionately to national audiences for over 20 years, addressing all aspects of change, growth, and acceptance that comes with embracing life challenges. Rachel has published numerous articles and has appeared on Good Morning America. Her books, Finding Peace, One Piece at a Time: What to do with yours or a loved one’s personal possessions, best-selling Living with Loss One Day at a Time, and Grief in the Workplace have received international acclaim.