Finding Balance in your Life as a Caregiver
As a Caregiver, what are the primary emotions we face? What are our challenges? How do we find the balance? Am I doing all the right thing? Should I be doing more? These are questions that can dominate a caregiver’s daily thoughts.
It’s easy to say to someone, you should do this, or have you considered that? But until we’ve walked a mile in their shoes, it’s impossible to be truly empathetic. We know that every situation is a little bit different, but how do we find the balance when we are so busy doing the things that upset the balance?
Whether you are the PRIMARY CAREGIVER, taking main responsibility for someone who cannot care fully for himself or herself, or acting as a SECONDARY CAREGIVER, where you are providing support from afar, acting as support to the primary caregiver or have the principal responsibility/interaction to a long-term senior care facility, such as an assisted living residence, you will find that the emotions, challenges and trials are real and impactful.
Our focus in this workshop is to identify the primary emotions and challenges we face as a Caregiver and provide insight, understanding and offer support that can help you understand your undertaking, give direction and ultimately find balance moving forward.
Caregiving unto itself can be rewarding but also challenging and exasperating. If you are caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, the encounters can be at times, overwhelming.
Experiencing levels of frustration, confusion, guilt and stress are all valid emotions that are part of the daily life as a caregiver, whether the primary or secondary caregiver.
Frustration is a normal and valid emotional response to many of the difficulties of being a caregiver. We have all heard that stress may negatively impact our own physical and mental health or potentially cause physical or verbal aggressive behavior towards your loved one. As you cannot simply change the behavior of a person suffering from dementia, we exam real and practical tips for re-centering our “caregiving” mindset and focus.
Having a trying caregiving day, what can you do?
Practical advices for you while caring for a person with dementia.
Open Your Internal Pharmacy
At what age does the second half of life begin? Well it depends. For some of you it may be in your 30’s or 40’s, and for others it may be in your 50’s or 60’s. Typically anyone over the age of 50 is considered in the “prime” of their life.
Depending on how old you are right now and your general health, this workshop can help you in two areas: In addition to overall general good health for all Prime-Timers, we will also be talking about how to both prevent illness and disease, as well has how to help our bodies repair themselves.
In today’s world there is increased awareness and focus on health and wellness. The problem is that there are so many sources telling us what to do and how to do it that it is difficult to cipher through all the information and truly know which information is accurate. This workshop will provide the necessary information to make informed decisions about your health.
Make Health Your Hobby
Add years to your life and life to your years
Before we can learn how to live without pain and inflammation, it is important to understand what inflammation is.
Inflammation means the body’s immune system is on fire. Flames flare up throughout the body, disabling joints, causing stomach pain, heart disease and much more. Inflammation causes “itis” illnesses including joint pain, or arthritis; pain in the gut, or gastritis and heart disease or carditis. These are some of the most common illnesses associated with aging; yet, they are the most preventable.
Live Without Pain and Inflammation
Move Waste From Your Waist
Doctors have always thought fat was fat – there was no difference between cheek fat and belly fat…They were wrong. Waist size is a very strong indicator of our overall health! Waist size is one of the most controllable risk factors of heart attacks!