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Month: July 2014

Caregiving Monday: 10 Things to Never Say to an Alzheimer’s Patient

Caregiving Monday: 10 Things to Never Say to an Alzheimer’s Patient

Having a conversation with an Alzheimer’s Patient can be very frustrating at times.  Often they do not have the ability to carry on a conversation, do not remember what you are discussing or cannot find the proper word they are searching for. However, there are some things we should never say to an Alzheimer’s patient. I know you remember—they honestly don’t remember; instead reminisce with them, you could say “the address was 10” and see if they can finish the…

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Transitional Friday: Facing Your Fears

Transitional Friday: Facing Your Fears

We all have fears!  I don’t like heights! I’ve also overcome some fears, such as flying. So, how do we face and overcome our fears? Make a list of your fears—make a list of all of your fears.  Which one is the easiest to cross of your list? Challenge your thoughts and the reason behind it—ask ourselves why this is a fear, what has caused this to be a fear and why you are fearful of this event. Make a…

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Creative Thursday: Does Your Environment Effect Your Work?

Creative Thursday: Does Your Environment Effect Your Work?

Where do you work on your creative projects?  Do you find that some areas bring you down?  Is there anything preventing you from your work? I mainly work at home, but there are times when I discover that I cannot get into the groove.  There are too many other things that distract me.  When that happens, I have to get away in order to accomplish my goals.  At the moment I’m writing this at GG’s house {she has no internet…

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Caregiving Monday: 10 Ways to Care for the Caregiver

Caregiving Monday: 10 Ways to Care for the Caregiver

              Being a caregiver is very exhausting.  When you add these responsibilities on top of work, children and other responsibilities, it is easy to become overwhelmed.  I’ve discovered it is important to care for yourself, because if not you’re not good in caring for your loved one. Tips to care for yourself are: Take a walk or exercise Read a book See a movie Go out to eat with friends Find a hobby or craft …

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Transitional Friday: Thinking Positively Through the Transition

Transitional Friday: Thinking Positively Through the Transition

When life gets us down, it is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  The devil pounces on the darkness and insecurities to bring us down.  In order to see the good and move forward, we need to see the positive. This has often been a personal struggle for me, but each day I work to have a better attitude and move forward. Write your goals Write stepping stones towards your goals—what steps are necessary to…

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Creative Thursday: Exploring Your Creative Desires

Creative Thursday: Exploring Your Creative Desires

Do you have ideas that come a mile a minute?  Do you have numerous outlets or interest to try?  Would you like to make a living with your creative desires? Creative types often deal with all of these questions. So how do you determine answers to these questions? Write your ideas out Try different things Determine what you can’t do Determine what you enjoy doing and want to continue to explore Is this just a hobby and for fun? Is…

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