Posts by Jennifer L. FitzPatrick

Are You a Martyr?

If you are caregiving and people often tell you how selfless you are, is that a compliment?  Often caregivers can be too selfless, putting their own physical, mental and spiritual health at risk.  When caregivers are too selfless, they are often in the throes of martyr syndrome.  If that sounds like you, how do you…

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Is Moving In A Good Idea?

Caregivers often believe they must move Mom into their home in order to be a “good caregiver.” This especially is true when Mom has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. During Session 5 of our Virtual Book Club for Dementia Caregivers co-sponsored by Hilarity For Charity and Oasis Senior Advisors, we discuss this theory.…

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