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Caregiver Exhaustion

Caregiver exhaustion is a real issue.  It sometimes amazes me how exhausted I am after spending a lot of time with my in-laws. Especially...

Iowa Caucus Day Message From Fed Up, Beaten-Down, Even Jailed Caregivers

Today is the day my community, the Quad-Cities, basks in the national limelight. It’s Iowa Caucus day. Today I am composing this open letter to...

Self Neglect and Depression In Caregivers: Why You Need to Put...

This article on Self neglect and Depression in Caregivers was submitted by Mel Gaynor... It is not uncommon for carers to feel extremely guilty when...

Life After Caregiving, Re-entering, One Step at a Time

Life After Caregiving Re-entering Life, One Step at a Time was written by Sharon Clayton, a caregiver and friend. I want to tell you a...

A Caregiver’s Journey Includes Loneliness

A caregiver's journey... Sometimes we feel so alone in our lives... no one seems to give a damn about what happens to us as caregivers,...

Negative Effects of Sleep Deprivation in Caregivers Can Be Reversed in...

Sleep deprivation in caregivers is rampant. There is good news on the horizon. A 30 minute nap is beneficial to your health! We have all...

The Negative Emotions of Caregiving that Will Kill You

There are many negative emotions of caregiving that cause undue stress. Long term or chronic stress does kill. So let's discuss what these emotions...

Need Affordable and Available Respite Care Services? Share Here

Need Affordable and Available Respite Care Services? I know that you do. As part of our ongoing journey to get Caregiver Relief on the agenda...

The Importance of “ME TIME”, by The Reluctant Caregiver

Yes, it’s me the Reluctant Caregiver again; I’m the one who never stopped being ambivalent about caring for both my invalid, elderly parents at...

10 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Aging Parents

Family care givers/ care partners are dealing with difficult aging parents every day. Here is a scenario that could play out in every home in...