Do you strive for perfection?

April 24, 2023 — It’s important to do the best you can when caring for a loved one. But aiming for perfection can bring on problems. For yourself, in terms of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. And for your relative and other family members, who may feel burdened by living under the stress of constant measurement and judgment. A... Read More

Pillbox 2.0

April 17, 2023 — For many people, a pillbox is just the ticket. But as we age, we may take more medicines. Filling the box requires more concentration. Remembering to take the meds can become more challenging. Many families turn to technology to help an aging loved one. There are two tech strategies: Reminders issued by a phone, and... Read More

Gather important documents

April 10, 2023 — If you are the person most likely to step in if your loved one is unable to get to the bills—a hospitalization, dementia—you need to get oriented. And organized! It’s easy to lose track of paperwork, especially someone else’s. Professionals recommend gathering important documents in a file or binder for safekeeping. Put that in a... Read More

Calling a family meeting

April 3, 2023 — Family meetings won’t cure old hurts or solve every current problem. But if they nurture teamwork, they can provide a solid foundation for the continued well-being of the person in need of care. Creative solutions often emerge at family meetings, and the burdens of caregiving get redistributed in a more balanced fashion. Tips for successful... Read More