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How Positive Thinking Can Improve Caregiving

How Positive Thinking Can Improve Caregiving

As a caregiver, you have to be realistic about what can and can’t be controlled. Your attitude can be the biggest barrier to taking care of yourself and doing the best job for your loved one.

How To Protect Yourself From Common Caregiver Injuries

How To Protect Yourself From Common Caregiver Injuries

As a caregiver, you’re probably going to have to physically help the person you’re caring for at some point. Protecting yourself from injury is one of the most important things that you can do.

How to Wash Your Hands

How to Wash Your Hands

Hand washing is the most important thing we can do for ourselves and for the people in our care. Whatever we come into contact with may contain germs and we can become infected without knowing it, simply by touching our eyes, mouth, or nose before washing.

How To Prevent Caregiver Burnout

How To Prevent Caregiver Burnout

Caring for someone can certainly be rewarding, but it can also be stressful. Nearly half of all family caregivers say they are “somewhat stressed,” and more than a third are “highly stressed”.

Diet Tips for Low Blood Pressure

Diet Tips for Low Blood Pressure

There are many causes for low blood pressure, also known as hypotension. It could be certain medications the person you’re caring for is taking, extended bed rest, particular heart conditions, or other reasons. Dietary changes can also help to raise blood pressure. Small changes in diet can make a big impact to the health of the person you’re caring for.

Diet for Diabetes

Diet for Diabetes

When the person you are caring for is diagnosed with diabetes, it's natural to have questions about what food to eat. Each person with diabetes is different and there is no single diet that suits everyone.

How To Improve Your Communication Skills

How To Improve Your Communication Skills

Communicating well is an important part of being a good caregiver. If you and the person you’re caring for don’t communicate your feelings clearly and directly, it can lead to stress and frustration for both of you.

Young caregiver

Young caregiver

Taking care of a family member isn’t easy, especially if you’re a young caregiver. It’s a lot of responsibility, and you can start to feel like your life isn’t yours anymore. But caregiving is important, and your help makes a big difference.

What Is Good Mental Health

What Is Good Mental Health

You might not think it, but your mental health is just as important to your overall wellness as your physical health. In fact, your mental health can have a big impact on how well your body feels. As a caregiver, maintaining your mental health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.

How To Re-frame Your Thoughts

How To Re-frame Your Thoughts

Reframing is a technique to shift your perspective or point of view on a situation, person or problem. Usually, the shift is from a negative perspective to a more positive one, to one that sees the good in the situation. 

Tips For Getting Better Sleep

Tips For Getting Better Sleep

Finding time to sleep may be one of the biggest challenges of caregiving. Sleep deprivation isn’t just dangerous for you as the caregiver; it also puts the person you are caring for at risk.

How To Use Spirituality To Manage Caregiver Stress

How To Use Spirituality To Manage Caregiver Stress

Spirituality is different for everyone. Many people find that having a spiritual or religious practice helps with stress management.

How To Start Journaling

How To Start Journaling

Studies have shown that journaling improves self-awareness and can give you the perspective that may be beneficial in relieving some of your day-to-day Caregiver stresses.

How To Create a Support Network

How To Create a Support Network

Caregiving can be emotionally and physically demanding (and exhausting). Establishing a caregiver support network can help to set you up for success as a caregiver.

Caring for Anxiety

Caring for Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal response to a threatening situation and can positively motivate us. However, it becomes a problem when it interferes with normal functions, causes physical symptoms and becomes intolerable to the person.

Creating Time for Yourself

Creating Time for Yourself

The emotional and physical demands involved with caregiving can strain even the most resilient person. As a caregiver, if you don't take care of yourself, you won't be able to care for anyone else.

How To Deal with Loss and Grief

How To Deal with Loss and Grief

Grief is a natural response to loss, coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming.

1 Minute Stress Exercise

1 Minute Stress Exercise

During moments of stress, have you ever said to yourself or others, “I just need some breathing space or I need a minute?”

How To Deal with Caregiver Guilt

How To Deal with Caregiver Guilt

As a caregiver, feeling guilty is very common. You’re not alone. You may feel guilty because you took some time for yourself recently or feel that you’re not being a good enough caregiver.

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