Relationships are often strained when a serious illness and caregiving enter the picture. If your interactions with family members are increasingly stressful and negative, it may be time to stand up for yourself and set some boundaries.
Although elderly and disabled care recipients are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, family caregivers can also be targets of verbal and physical mistreatment. What can a caregiver do when they are being victimized by their patient?
Celebrate Mother's Day by remembering the women who've helped us throughout our lives. Now,as caregivers, it is our turn to care for them. Gain insight into your mothers life and forgive her for what may have been less than perfect mothering practices.
Memory loss is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, but neurological damage can also cause patients to make up stories and false accusations. The latter symptom is upsetting for caregivers, who are often the targets of these behaviors.
Why do elders complain so much when caregivers are working hard to make their lives easier? Some seniors are chronic complainers, but it's important for a family caregiver to understand there are some valid sources of negativity in aging adults.
Caregivers struggle to maintain their own physical and mental health while providing care for loved ones who mistreat them. Learning to set boundaries, seek out help, and respect your limits can help you cope with abusive behaviors.
If you're caring for a senior who tries to take charge of everything and everyone around them, use these tips to help you handle their overbearing behavior while maintaining your own physical and mental health.
We may love our parents, because they are family, but that doesn't necessarily mean we like them as people. When the responsibility falls to you, how do you take care of parents when you don't like them?
Caring for aging parents is complicated, even more so when you were raised by abusive, addicted and/or neglectful parents. Get advice, support, and options for making care decisions while dealing with abusive relationship dynamics.