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  • Caregiver Resentment: Spouse Caregiver Burnout Why Spousal Caregiver Support is Important “To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health until death do us part.” When these familiar vows are recited by two people and the promise of tomorrow is before them, ... Continue Reading
  • How to Prevent Compassion Fatigue If you are a caregiver for a loved one, you already know the challenges of that commitment. Taking care of an aging or disabled family member can be rewarding, satisfying, and necessary, but what about the word you hesitate to mention? Caregiving is exhausting ! Especially ... Continue Reading
  • What to Do When Your Elderly Parent is Mentally Incompetent Worried about a parent making bad decisions? Incompetence comes in many forms, which can make determining what to do when an elderly parent is mentally incompetent a complex topic. But understanding more about your options is a good first step towards making the right ... Continue Reading
  • Caring for Elderly Parents: Stress and Emotional Effects We all love to plan things. We plan our weddings, the arrival of a new baby, graduation celebrations, birthday parties and simple things like the dinner menu or a lunch date with a friend. Most of us live by the clock and the calendar. But what about the unplanned ... Continue Reading
  • How to Care for a Cranky, Controlling, Manipulative Mom My mother used to stand in front of greeting card racks and weep when she read the messages inside of Mother’s Day cards. She cried because she felt sad and guilty for not loving her own mother. A lot of us buy into the “Hallmark” fantasy of happy families. We think if we ... Continue Reading