How to put yourself first - being a caregiver to your body 2 a fit caregiver

Self – Care How to put yourself first – being a caregiver to your body

Self – Care. How to put yourself first by being a caregiver to your body is never a natural step to take. Why is it so hard to say no to other people when you know you have to take care of yourself. Many times we aren’t thinking of ourselves, self-care, our health and how we …

What it means when a person with Alzheimer’s says, “I want to go home”. (1)

When Someone With Alzheimer’s Says I want to go home

Have you had a loved one or a person you take care of say, “I want to go home”? When I first began caregiving my 2nd client was a woman in her 80’s she recently had hip replacement surgery.  Earlier in the year she fell and injured her hip, so many months later she got surgery …

Caregiving Emotions – Feeling Resentful

Caregiving Emotions – Feeling Resentful

Do feel like your not valued as a caregiver and frustrated or unappreciated. Many times you may struggle with the emotions of feeling resentful. Some days can be tough when you are caring for another person. Some days you feel like throwing in the towel and saying ‘ I’m so done We all have hard …

Exercise and Caregiving, Taking Care You

Caregiving and exercise is usually the last thing we are thinking of doing after a long exhausting day. When taking care of others there is always something to do.  Caring, supporting, taking to appointments, cooking and doing piles of paperwork. The to-do list seems endless. Unfortunately your precious  ‘me time’ usually goes out the window. Just …