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Caregivers Attempt to Balance Their Personal Life and the Demands of Caring for Elderly Parents


Millions of Americans are now finding themselves in a place they have never been before–sandwiched between their careers, the needs of immediate family members, planning their own retirement, and providing care for elderly loved ones. Baby Boomers – Sandwiched Between Retirement … Continue reading

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Empathic Presence – A Gift from Caregivers


I slept and dreamed that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. Rabindranath Tagore Empathic listeners are relaxed but engaged at the same time. They ask questions and explore without … Continue reading

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Listening – an Act of Love for Caregivers


Presence is more than just being there. Malcolm S. Forbes Sometimes just feeling “heard” might be enough to reduce anxiety and lessen a person’s distress. Therefore, it is vitally important to provide opportunities for your elderly loved ones to talk … Continue reading

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Frustration–A Common State for Caregivers.


A man (or woman) cannot discover new oceans unless he/she has the courge to lose sight of the shore. Andre`Gide Here’s an excerpt from “So Far Away” a publication from the National Institute on Aging “Feeling frustrated and angry with … Continue reading

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Caregivers Need to Take Care of Themselves.


The future is the past returning through another gate. Arnold H. Glasow Many caregivers report feeling as if they are drowning in the responsibilities of caregiving. However, you cannot save another person if you are drowning. Fifty percent of long-term … Continue reading

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Three of the Five Strongest Emotions Felt by Caregivers


Anger is a symptom, a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly–hurt,bitterness, grief, and most of all, fear. (Joan Rivers, Still Talking) Anger is another emotion that is fear driven. Oftentimes, people express anger because it seems … Continue reading

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Emotional Challenges of Caregiving


One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve. (Paul Nitze) There are two primal emotions–love and fear. As I see it, all other emotions stem from one of these two emotional … Continue reading

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Our Emotions are the Children of Our Thoughts.


Men (and women) occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them will pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened. (Winston Churchill) Our emotions (feelings) are not secondary to what has happened or what someone did or … Continue reading

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Our Turn to Care for Elderly Loved Ones


Caregiver Guru for the Caregiver Generation Baby Boomers–Sandwiched Between Retirement & Caregiving Hi: I’m Sandra Haymon a licensed psychologist aka the Caregiver Guru for the Caregiving Generation. I have spent the past 20 years in various personal caregiver roles, working … Continue reading

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