Self-care is defined as, “any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.”
Right about now laughter and connection are at the top of my daily self-care list.
I have talked to many caregivers whose back seat holds their mother’s walker and grandchild’s car seat.
The realization sets in: “My aging parents need help and I will need to play a role in their caregiving.” As you transition into a caregiving role, unexpected feelings will come up, which is perfectly natural.
By the way, being cranky isn’t a bad thing, we all have those moments (or days). But my attitude affects mom’s attitude, and it can turn into a downward spiral quickly if we’re not careful.
Your parent has full capacity. This gives you the opportunity to co-create a team approach to caregiving through conversations and setting boundaries.
If you know my work, you know how much I object to the term “Parenting Your Parents.” I object because language carries intent and bias and we don’t even realize it.
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by Working Daughter Initiating certain conversations with our aging parents can be intimidating. Whether the topic is giving up driving, moving to a senior living community, accepting more help, or adhering to doctor’s orders, just thinking about broaching the...
t is so frustrating when our parents don’t accept our help or listen to our advice, isn’t it? We expect our teenagers not to listen to us, but our parents, shouldn’t they know better?
Amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s all too easy to get caught up in must-do tasks and forget the power of having a little fun.