Whose Fault Is Violence In Dementia? How To Decrease Their Aggression And Your Stress Level

A big stressor while caring for someone who has dementia is when that person becomes verbally or physically aggressive.  Both professional and family caregivers find this unexpected, scary and extremely stressful.  But frequently when a person with dementia becomes violent it is actually our fault. While it may feel uncomfortable to cast blame on a…

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The Stress of Covid-19 Policies And Breaking Promises

Most people don’t make promises with the plan to ever break them. But with good intentions, many caregivers often make promises to their older loved ones that are difficult, if not impossible, to keep. Such promises include statements like: I will never…put you in a nursing home. I will never…let strangers take care of you.…

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Who “Owes” You, Working Caregivers?

Working caregivers often describe feeling like they are walking a tightrope. Managing a career, planning their own financial future while balancing the needs of kids and older loved ones is overwhelming for even the most organized person. In order to survive, working caregivers must become comfortable with the concept of asking for help. Often when…

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Practicing What You Teach: We are family members just like you! Guest Blog By Jenerations Speaker Stephanie Goldstein, BSW, LBSW

As an associate speaker for Jenerations Health and a practicing Care Manager, I provide education & resources on addressing concerns and questions for professionals and family caregivers.  There is no cookie cutter answer when working with humans, but I strive to provide realistic solutions and resources while meeting people where they are in their journeys.…

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You Don’t Have To Spend A Day At The Spa

Frequently when I tell family caregivers that they need to engage in better self-care they roll their eyes.  “Yeah, right.  Who has time for that?” they often say. But self-care does not need to be a day at the spa or a full-blown vacation.  It does not necessarily require extensive planning or lots of money…

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