Since launching Caregiving Made Easy, I have started following news in the senior and caregiver space. I thought it would be helpful to do a weekly roundup of my favorite five articles that might be of interest to my readers. They may be related to wellness, caregiving, challenges, or just something fun to share.
I hope you enjoy!
1. How to Identify Caregiver Abuse – This is such an important piece as sadly, it happens more than we’d like to see. I had a client with dementia and aphasia who we used to take for a ride three times a week. Her children hired us to take her out even though she had difficulty walking. They wanted her to get fresh air and they didn’t live nearby, so they saw us as another set of eyes. Thankfully, they had the foresight to do this. We began noticing fingerprint bruises on her arm, and then larger bruising. We alerted her daughters immediately and it turned out that at best, her caregiver was being too physically rough with her. Luckily, it was caught early and rectified immediately. This article provides tips on what you should be looking for, in case your parent is afraid to speak up.
2. Watch 20 Elders from Around the World Share their Wisdom – I love this. We can learn so much from our elders and should celebrate their wisdom, rather than ignoring their voice.
3. Supporting Caregivers in the Workforce Supporting Caregivers in the Workforce – There are currently 40 million family caregivers in the U.S. There should be more resources available to these warriors who are juggling caregiving, work and managing two households. I wrote a post on tips to simplify managing two households. There is such a need for support.
4. Best Resources for Alzheimer’s Disease Help – I love a roundup of resources. Caregivers are already so busy, particularly when caring for someone with dementia, that it is always great to have a handy list of where to turn at their fingertips. I have a few listings on my site as well: Resource Page, Underutilized Resources for Caregivers and Caring for a Toxic Parent, which has resources for families who have toxic parents, but are useful for all caregivers.
5. A Caring Daughter Wants to Help with Mom’s Finances – This is a great piece on how to handle helping a parent with their finances, particularly if there is cognitive decline, or if they are resistant.
Do you have great caregivng articles that you’d like to share?