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Caregiving Monday: Dealing with Trauma

Caregiving Monday: Dealing with Trauma

    Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease and there are times when traumatic moments and horrific memories return to traumatize the patient. So what are some ways to calm the patient?   Redirect the patient and see if you can get their mind on something else Allow the patient to speak about the incident—some need to express their feelings and what was experienced in a safe and loving environment. Never judge or push for information, but allow the patient to…

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Transitional Friday: When God Answers Prayers

Transitional Friday: When God Answers Prayers

        I’ve discussed discouragement and waiting for God, but eventually He will answer? However, what happens once you finally have prayers answered? I’ve had prayers answered that showed me this was not God’s will for my life and took me down a dark path.  I’ve also had prayers answered that only God could orchestrate and proved this was God’s will for my life. Thank God for answered prayers Ask God if this is His will for my…

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Transitional Friday: Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayer

Transitional Friday: Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayer

For years I waited, longing and struggling to change and improve my circumstances and situation.  After leaving an abusive relationship, the journey to heal and recover took years. I wondered if I would ever find the person I’d lost along the path. I longed to be able to stand on my own two feet and to find a way to do this, but nothing seemed to be working. I wondered if God heard my cries and prayers!  Had He forsaken…

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Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons Learned from Discouragement

Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons Learned from Discouragement

      There have been times when I wondered if anything was going my way. No matter how hard I tried or how much effort I put into the endeavor nothing seemed to work. This led to great disappointment and discouragement.  There were days when depression hit and I nothing could lift my mood. When discouraged, I have to remind myself that: This too shall pass God is preparing me for something better God has a better plan There…

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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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Transitional Friday: Finding Support in Life Transitions

Transitional Friday: Finding Support in Life Transitions

There are times when we feel all alone or there is no one to talk with.  I’ve struggled with this often.  As a caregiver, I often find it difficult to have the opportunity to become involved with other groups or organizations due to my responsibilities.  However, regardless of where we are in life, we all need a support system. Finding support in life transitions Have a friend to talk to—everyone needs a friend to confide in and trust, as well…

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Creative Thursday: Worshiping God With A Creative Spirit

Creative Thursday: Worshiping God With A Creative Spirit

Often we think that we can only worship God through prayer and Bible study.  This is a great way to worship God and very important, but it’s not the only way to worship God.  There are some creative ways that we can also worship our Lord and Savior.   Journaling—journaling is very popular and you hear many people talking about journaling.  Journaling allows you to pour out your feelings on paper.  I often find that when I pray I can’t…

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