Tag Archive | caregiving

When we can’t find the right words …

When we can’t find the right words …

Yesterday was my son’s college graduation. As I drove up, I struggled to shake the feeling of loss that swept over me as I faced another big event without my parents. Since they both battled different forms of dementia, it is a blessing they are no longer on this earth, but how I miss them […]

44 Million Unpaid American Caregivers

44 Million Unpaid American Caregivers

The stories are heartbreaking — Caregiving ain’t for sissies!

How do I help from far away?

How do I help from far away?

Recognize your loved one needs a sense of purpose and meaning.

Caregiving Pulls Prime Age Women from the Workforce

On average, nearly one in four women aged 45 to 64 are unpaid caregivers according to theĀ 2015-16 American Time Use Survey released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nearly one in seven women 35 to 44 are serving in this role. Apparently, since early 2000 the number of prime age women began to decline after […]

The Impact of Caregiving on Employment

The Impact of Caregiving on Employment

Will employers ever realize that the cost-cutting measures to remove many of the wellness programs they used to invest in could actually make a big difference to their bottom line? The trend seems to be on encouraging better health for the employees through monetary incentives to do everything from drinking more water to getting in […]

My Journey As a Caregiver … in 3 Parts

My Journey As a Caregiver … in 3 Parts

The three major phases of my caregiving journey included fighting to be the caregiver, learning what that job means, and the weight of that responsibility.

Grief is a Sneaky Beast

Grief is a Sneaky Beast

I’m learning to focus on what is ahead.