Happy Friday! I hope you have had a wonderful week! I participated in a Twitter conversation (follow me at @caregivingeasy) on nutrition for seniors this week, so in addition to a roundup of my favorite caregiving stories this week, I’ll re-share my posts on healthy eating.
When You Are Shamed for Moving A Parent Into A Care Facility: This article discusses the difficult decision families have to make when putting a family member in a care facility. While it is usually the best decision for everyone involved, some people are shamed by others for their very personal decision. If you have made this decision for your family, I offer suggestions to make your visits more homey.
Helping Seniors Maintain Their Independence: This article discusses the benefits of having in home caregivers to help seniors age in place for as long as possible. You can also learn more about helping your parents age in place here.
Why Twin Sisters Posed in Wedding Dresses With Father Battling Alzheimer’s: The title pretty much tells you what it is, but I found it so sweet that these sisters chose to take wedding pictures with their dad while they can.
Love and Burnout – Caregivers Too Need Care: A caregiver’s immune system can still be affected up to three years after their caregiving duties are complete. This is powerful. If you are not taking care of your health and well-being, you are impacting your future health. Please take time to eat well, sleep well and exercise, even if it means outsourcing duties or including your caree.
This week I participated in a Twitter chat about the importance of nutrition. I know it can be difficult for caregivers to eat well when you are already so busy, so here are some of my posts on healthy eating.
Eat for Your Health
And, in case you missed it, here are my posts from this week: