#ElderCareChat 1/21/15 Recap: Self-Care and Accountability in Caregiving

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 56 new and returning participants discussed strategies for more effective self-care, and explored the importance of accountability in achieving these goals of caring for self in order to better care for others.

All participants agreed that ...

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#ElderCareChat 10/1/14 Recap: Helping Ourselves During Tough Times

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 56 new and returning participants shared tips and strategies for successful self-care, and the care of others, during tough times in our lives. As caregivers and as caring people, we all face difficult life phases, transitional ...

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Shift the Focus: It’s Your Time Now!

Young marrieds, parents, career-focused professionals and empty-nesters are typical life stages baby boomers and older seniors pass through, each with its own unique set of characteristics. Early in our adulthood, the focus is almost always on others and their needs. ...

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Three Common Caregiver Mistakes to Avoid

Caregivers have one of the toughest jobs on the planet. Dedicated and conscientious, many fully commit to their loved ones and clients. As a result, they often put themselves last on the to-do list. But neglecting self-care leads to burnout ...

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#ElderCareChat 8/15/12 Recap: Avoiding Burnout

A record-breaking 91 participants attended last week’s chat on burnout (seems this is an issue that many can relate to, yes?). While you engaged and conversed, I was avoiding burnout by taking a week to rest and recharge in the ...

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Caregivers Need Someone to Hold Their Hand

Today's guest post comes from Diana Denholm, PhD, LMHC, psychotherapist, and author of "The Caregiving Wife’s Handbook." (Read our exclusive interview with Dr. Denholm here.)

Remember being blindfolded and spun around the first time you played Pin the Tail ...

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