Archive for the ‘Caregiver Wellness’ Category
Let’s resolve to launch our initiative today. No more excuses. If you see your loved one sitting for too long, encourage him/her to walk with you for just 5 minutes. If you happen to come across a wall, do 5 push-ups against it together. If you are watching tv together, do 5 sit to stand ups during a commercial.
Depression is a medical illness and as such has a wide variety of symptoms. Individuals with depression may experience some or all of these symptoms. As a caregiver have you recently experienced any of the following?
Almost 20 percent of all adults provide unpaid care to a family member or friend who is age 50 or older. Most caregivers don’t know that they have the option of a respite stay or, if they do, they may feel guilty taking advantage of it.
De-stressing your body not only makes you feel better, but it can enhance your interactions with others. Caring for a loved one can be a major cause of stress, and learning to diffuse this tension can allow you to continue giving them the love and care they deserve. Try these stretches the next time stress gets the best of you.
More than two million seniors, over the age of 65, are diagnosed with some form of depression every year. Yet, only 38% of seniors believe depression is a health issue. And they’re more likely than any other age group to “handle it themselves.” In fact, research reveals that more than half of all seniors, age 65 and older, believe that it is normal for people to become depressed as they get older! This is simply not true and that’s why it is so important to raise awareness about depression this winter – a time when many people feel down.
As a caregiver, your day-to-day stress level might be sky high. Taking care of a parent or spouse with Alzheimer’s disease is certainly challenging. It’s well documented that providing round-the-clock […]
Deciding to look at care options for your loved one outside your home may feel like a daunting task. As a full-time caregiver, planning and researching resources early is a […]
A very important part of being a good caregiver is taking care of you – that means exercising. The benefits of exercise are well documented and include increased energy, improved sleep […]
By Kim Vareika, Guest Blogger, ACE Certified Personal Trainer & Yoga Instructor and Boston Home Fitness Examiner. According to the American College of Sports medicine, by the year 2030 there will […]