How to Maintain Your Strength When You Will Never Get Better

maintain your strength when you will never get better

It’s inevitable. Most of us will experience a loss of muscle strength as we get older. Maybe it’s an illness or a fall. Maybe it’s lack of activity that begins a slow, sometimes imperceptible decline.  But how to maintain your strength when you will never get better? But what happens when you know you won’t … Read moreHow to Maintain Your Strength When You Will Never Get Better

7 Caregiver Pet Peeves Trump Meme Style

trump meme

For reasons of time, guilt and of course just plain fun since we all love a Trump meme. Here are my top 7 Caregiver Pet Peeves Trump Meme Style It has been forever since I have written a blog post.   Just when you think you have something on a roll…well life. I do not … Read more7 Caregiver Pet Peeves Trump Meme Style

Why You Need to Make Those Doctor Appointments Now!

make those doctor appointments now

How do you feel lately? Are you run down? Tired? Is stress getting to you? I bet you’ve gotten a check-up for your loved one? What about you? When’s the last time you saw your doctor for a physical? For an eye exam? What about the dentist?  Make those doctor appointments now! I’ll wait. It’s … Read moreWhy You Need to Make Those Doctor Appointments Now!

Self-Care Series #2 What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?

So seriously, this whole self-care dementia caregiver thing is hard. This whole series of posts on What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?, …epic FAIL.  Nothing.  I.  Have.  Done.  Nothing. If you missed the first two parts of the series, you can go back to them.  I’ll wait for ya.  Otherwise, read on. Here’s the Series Intro.  … Read moreSelf-Care Series #2 What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?

Series: What Have You Done for Yourself Lately? #1

self-care family caregiver mom sandwich generation

So last week, when I rolled out the series, What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?, I promised myself and you that I would do something to begin taking better care of myself. I promised I would report back to you and tell you what worked, what didn’t and how it all felt. As a … Read moreSeries: What Have You Done for Yourself Lately? #1

Series: What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?

November 2016 is National Family Caregiver Month.  This year’s theme is Take Care 2 Give Care. In honor of that, I am rolling out a new series.  What Have You Done for Yourself Lately? It’s not only for the month of November. Let’s see how long I can post each week on this topic. Right now … Read moreSeries: What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?

The Day the Cherubs Got Pubes

cherubs pubes managing challenging behavior dementia

In case you’re wondering when cherubs got pubes. Actually, they didn’t. Well not really. It’s the dementia. My grandma is 86. She has always been weird. Now, with dementia, she’s just well, weirder. I realize this isn’t politically correct. I know it doesn’t sound nice. However, this is how our life works. Dementia sucks. For … Read moreThe Day the Cherubs Got Pubes

6 Tips for Raising Kids While Caregiving Full-time

Tips for Raising Kids While Full Time Caregiving

So you’re raising kids and a full-time caregiver. Welcome to the club. Feeling like you just signed your life away? Just when the kids are getting older and time is more flexible, here you are right back in the thick of it. Parenting is hard.  Caregiving is hard.  Doing both at the same time has … Read more6 Tips for Raising Kids While Caregiving Full-time