Emotional Wellbeing Articles
To ensure this holiday season is both productive and enjoyable, be sure to prioritize self-care, keep your plans realistic and embrace quality time with those you love.
One of the best forms of "help" a caregiver can ask for is basic moral support. Knowing that someone acknowledges and understands their hard work can be the difference between success and total burnout. A social network is a must for family caregivers.
Use your zodiac sign to see how you handle caregiving and what kinds of characteristics may make your responsibilities easier or harder to handle. Read articles on providing care that have been selected specifically for your astrological sign.
Both caregivers and their loved ones can benefit from daily light therapy. This natural treatment can help regulate wake/sleep patterns, stabilize moods, and minimize the symptoms of sundown syndrome.
It is easy to get caught up in caring for others and forget to take care for yourself. However, staying healthy mentally, emotionally and physically directly affects the quality of care and interaction that you are able to provide for others.
Positive thinking and careful framing are powerful tools that can help individuals live the healthy and happy lives that they desire. Learn how to focus on the good and avoid getting caught in a negative rut that can affect your health and how you age.
Just as we must work to stay physically fit, we must also work to keep our minds in shape. “Leave the bad weather behind” and avoid pessimism to develop a healthier outlook on life.
As caregivers, we must encourage activities and interests that contribute to our loved ones’ feelings of self-worth while also balancing their safety.
Having a purpose in life can protect your brain and is associated with a number of positive physical and psychological benefits. Learn how to help your loved one (and yourself) regain a sense of purpose.
Accept your flaws as part of your humanity and don’t let pessimism rule your life. Learn to love your imperfect self with these dos and don’ts.
Can a longtime caregiver ever really start over? Are new beginnings possible for people who are looking after aging loved ones, or does life just become an endless cycle of stress?
It's not just another buzzword; mindfulness can be extremely beneficial for caregivers who struggle to remain focused and positive while trying to meet a loved one’s ever-changing needs.
As caregivers, how do we beat feelings of holiday blues so that we can get through the next few weeks with our sanity in tact?
New research on how men and women respond differently to life’s stress-inducing events may enhance coping techniques and could even help save lives.
What would you like to accomplish with your loved one, before your journey together ends? A veteran caregiver shares her take on a "bucket list" for people who are caring for aging family members.
What happens to your body when your social life starts to deteriorate along with your loved one's health? New research illuminates the physical dangers of isolation.
When faced with the challenges of caregiving, sometimes it's necessary to retrieve a thought or two that encourages us to keep on doing what we do.
A popular belief is that professional caregivers aren't as emotionally invested in the well-being of their elderly charges. But how true is this assumption?
After you've been a caregiver for years, chances are the experience has changed you forever. But that's not necessarily a bad thing, if you can learn how to let go.
The decision of whether or not to take on the role of caregiver for an elderly loved one is difficult to say the least. Even if you want to help, it's important to make sure the position is right for you.