Month: February 2016

Respite is Valuable

By Jane Rogers, RN Respite, or relief from care duties, for even a short while can be valuable for improving the caregiver’s physical and mental well-being. Caring for your loved one can be fulfilling and exhausting at the same time. Even respite for a few hours can give you the chance to run errands, work at […]

The Heart of the Matter

By Jeff Nunham, Adult In-Home Supervisor We often talk about the barriers and obstacles people face who suffer with a disability. Last month, I wrote about those care givers who are “on” 24/7, giving care to a family member with a disability and who are silently suffering under the strain that goes with that level […]

10 Things a Person Living with Dementia Would Tell You If They Could

Two ladies exploring volunteer opportunities

Dotty’s Ten Tips for Communicating with a Person Living with Dementia Here are ten tips you can use to improve your life and the life of an individual living with dementia. 1. You know what makes me feel safe, secure, and happy? A smile. 2. Did you ever consider this? When you get tense and […]