Dr. Tam Cummings explains what Compassion Fatigue is and offers a simple test where caregivers can see if they might be showing signs of this common but rarely spoken about medical condition.
There’s no getting around it. Caring for another person is hard work. It wasn’t easy but it was what she needed. And it was what I needed to do for her. – Guest contributor Ann Campanella shares part two of Lessons From My Mother
It’s very important for caregivers to protect their own health, both mentally and physically. Don’t become the second victim. Guard your heart and mind! As a woman of faith I rely heavily on this passage from the Bible to find peace and happiness…
The grief, loneliness, worry, stress and fatigue can be overwhelming and absolutely devastating when losing a parent or spouse to dementia. If you’re not careful and self-aware, you can find yourself spiraling down into the dismal abyss of despair and depression. How do you keep this from happening? You have to take care of yourself […]
There are some days when I cannot get myself out of an internet wormhole. I will scour the web for hours for sources of comfort and information to make me the best caregiver I can for my husband. In my web browsing travels, I have found multiple resources that have made me pause and think […]