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Month: October 2016

Cherishing the Moments

Cherishing the Moments

There are times when I get tired of being a caregiver, but I remind myself to cherish the moments.  The day will arrive when I will no longer have my loved one. So what are some ways to cherish the moments: Listen to what they have to say Discuss their lives—this is difficult as they have less to say; but often we listen to descriptions of the book my grandmother is reading Listen to memories and family stories Put away…

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Welcome to the Wellness Life

Welcome to the Wellness Life

Welcome to The Wellness Life.  This is a new series I am excited to begin on Tuesday’s. Eight years ago, I was in the middle of an abusive situation.  I had been completely stripped down from the self-confident woman I’d been years earlier to an emotional and physical wreck. In January 2009, I returned to my family and began the process of rebuilding my life.  This was a long process and in some areas I still have many miles to…

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Pause, Praise and Pray

Pause, Praise and Pray

“I go to work to get away.”  A lady in the support group I lead admitted rather sheepishly. Caring for a loved one is very tiring and trying.  A loved one with Alzheimer’s, that needs constant supervision, is even more of a trial. Caregiving cannot be a lone support.  Don’t be afraid to admit you need help and to ask for it. We all need a break.  Whether it’s to work, to go shopping, to do something special for ourselves…

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