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Old 02-15-2016, 02:20 PM
 
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I just ran across this article and though it might be useful to some people here.


The Caregiverís Guide to Good Health
Real Simple
By Virginia Sole-Smith

http://virginiasolesmith.com/wp-cont...SARTICLE-1.pdf
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Old 02-15-2016, 04:10 PM
 
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I just ran across this article and though it might be useful to some people here.


The Caregiverís Guide to Good Health
Real Simple
By Virginia Sole-Smith

http://virginiasolesmith.com/wp-cont...SARTICLE-1.pdf

Cida - Thanks for the link.
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Old 02-15-2016, 05:08 PM
 
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I'm taking care of my mom and not in very good health myself. It just comes down to pushing yourself, I guess. And doing the best you can. It is always wise to know your options and the consequences of your actions. Thanks for posting, Cida!!
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Old 02-16-2016, 04:46 PM
 
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Thank you for taking time to post this--I'll check it out. As a new caregiver, I'm having a very difficult time especially as I have health issues myself.
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:23 PM
 
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Okay, read the article and it gives good tips for those who live in cities. In rural areas like our's there are no support groups.
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Old 02-20-2016, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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I wasn't able to read much of the article it didn't want to stay where I could read it.


We found a local group at a UU church close to us that the people there of acted as care givers at some point in their lives. We can't always go because it's at night & we would get back late & we can't find anyone to watch my mom. When we do go they are a huge help all of them. One thing I will say that I did read in the article was about talking to someone with a PH.D, etc. I don't think it matter who you talk to just talk to someone who is willing to let you blow off some stream. One of my mom's friend comes over whenever my wife's not working so we can run errands or just get away for a few hours, even it's just so we can take a nap. Hospice helps with being able to get some respite every 30 mom can go up to 5 days so we can not have to worry about checking up so much on mom. Just getting out & taking a walk helps more then you can believe. I didn't see where the article said to take time for yourself, it might of that's my biggest suggestion. Good article.. from what I could read of it.
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Old 02-27-2016, 05:01 PM
 
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i was the caregiver for my father and the 1 thing i learned is you MUST make time for yourself if that is a movie going for a walk even a 1 or 2 day vacation it must be done trust me i learned the hard way
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Old 02-27-2016, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Thanks for the link.
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:50 PM
 
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I just ran across this article and though it might be useful to some people here.


The Caregiver’s Guide to Good Health
Real Simple
By Virginia Sole-Smith

http://virginiasolesmith.com/wp-cont...SARTICLE-1.pdf
Sure, caregivers can...

1. Retain some of the old patterns:
Everything is too chaotic and running in 50 different directions.

2. participated in caregiving support groups
Really, it would be nice to just be home with family.

3. Exercise:
After caregiving, all the running, trying to keep your own life from blowing up (too late), who has the energy?

4. eight sessions of mindfulness training
Wow, more classes on top of everything else?

5. Say Yes to Help
I didn't know anyone offered?


LOL, it sounds like someone in an office with no personal experience of caregiving wrote that.
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Old 02-27-2016, 10:07 PM
 
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5. Say Yes to Help
I didn't know anyone offered?


you nailed it!
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