Cindy Laverty is a Caregiver Coach and Founder of The Care Company, an online support website for family caregivers. Through programs, coaching and products, Cindy is dedicated to empowering family caregivers.
This is a delicate subject for most seniors, since taking away their keys is synonymous with handing over their independence. However, you cannot allow someone to drive if they display signs of dementia. Get tips on and resources for tackling this issue directly and tactfully.
It can be hard to know what the proper gift is for an aging relative or elderly loved one. Stop agonizing and enjoy the process of giving a gift to an elderly someone you love. What matters is the giving.
Managing stress while caregiving is a hard thing to do and most family caregivers are afraid to ask for help. Here's a caregiving expert's take on what new caregivers should know when you feel the stress of being a caregiver.
When caregivers get into a downward spiral of trying to fix everything that is wrong with their elderly parent, we don’t really fix anything. Caregivers get frustrated and exhausted, and that’s when caregiver burnout happens.
Caregiving can quickly take over your life, which inevitably leads to caregiver burnout. Here is one caregiver's personal account of how she entered a role for which she was unprepared, but learned to adapt and become the best caregiver she could be.
Life has its ups and downs, but how we handle the latter can really affect our physical and mental health. Instead of bottling up your feelings, try these creative ways to let off steam and wipe your emotional slate clean.