Editor’s Note: Here is a great post we’d like to share by Susan Seliger via The New York Times.
Human nature dictates that we often experience child-parent struggles. The blurring of identities as our parents advance in age and we become their caregivers frequently intensifies these struggles.
As we grow into adulthood, the amount of sleep that we require diminishes. As newborns, we can require up to 18 hours of sleep per day.
Here are some great tips to help relieve caregiver stress.
Recognize the signs of caregiver stress: sleeping or eating problems, anxiety, headaches, depression, guilt, and muscle fatigue or tension are just a few.
When someone close to us begins to face the realities of an advancing illness, many of us will begin to define ourselves as caregivers.
By Linda Donovan, Grief Support Volunteer
In 2006, shortly after my husband died of cancer, I began a personal exploration into understanding grief and how to work through it.
Bring comfort and care when it’s needed most
As Celia Thompson Taupin discovered in caring for her former husband, Jean, relieving pain is essential to living life in comfort and with dignity.
by Ann Carney Pomper, Executive Director
From time to time, a responsible organization must review and revise its mission, vision, and values to accurately represent its services and the needs of its constituents.
The holidays can be a very difficult time for people who are grieving. You miss your loved one, especially during times of celebration and sharing.
By Linda Donovan, Grief Support Volunteer, Hospice of Santa Cruz County
Someone you know may suddenly be thrust into the role of a caregiver to a loved one who has become a hospice patient.