You can’t be a good caregiver unless you focus on yourself first. It’s counterintuitive, but true.
The trouble is most caregivers feel guilt and shame when they ask their friends and family for help.… READ MORE
Selling your loved one’s home is a huge undertaking as a caregiver. It’s usually their biggest asset and more often than not, you need the money from it to pay for their ongoing care.
Not to mention, the quality of life in seniors with dementia is dramatically increased with less square feet.… READ MORE
One of the toughest questions to answer when you’re helping a loved one with dementia is this:
“Who can help me when their behavior becomes an issue?”
Since most caregivers are doing this for the first time, you’re not aware of how much help is out there.… READ MORE
Communication is the key for all relationships.
But it’s especially important for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
In today’s episode, Janet Standifer returns to explain how to properly communicate with someone who has Alzheimer’s Disease and the biggest mistakes most people make.… READ MORE
Alzheimer’s is one of the toughest diseases to deal with — both as a victim and as a caregiver.
Part of the problem is we can’t physically see these changes happening to us. So we default to arguing with loved ones when we should be supporting them.… READ MORE
Did you know that Alzeimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.?
Unfortunately, there’s no known cure. But the earlier you spot the symptoms, the better the treatments work.
In this episode, I’m sitting down with Shelly Young, Program Manager for the North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. … READ MORE