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Guide to Navigating Holiday Stress

how to navigate holiday stress

how to navigate holiday stressYou may be already dealing with stress as you juggle caring for your parent with family responsibilities and holding down a job. Now that the holidays are here, the extra stress may just put you over the edge. It’s important that you, as a caregiver, take care of yourself during this busy time of year.

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Dealing with the Dangers of Clutter

Dealing with the Dangers of Clutter

 Dealing with the Dangers of ClutterIt’s important to be safe on the road and at work, but safety at home is an equally critical consideration—particularly in light of National Safety Month this past June.

With the help of Chris Seman, president of Caring Transitions, a professional solution for senior relocation, downsizing, estate sale, and online auction services, we explore …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 11/7/12 Recap: Managing Holiday Stress

Martha Stewart makes the holidays look easy, but 1) that’s her job, and 2) everything looks easier on TV.

Truthfully, there isn’t much that’s easy about the holidays, especially if you’re a caregiver and have older relatives with different health issues or special care needs. Or if you have to travel. Or if you disagree with other family members about what’s best for an aging …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat to Cover Holiday Stress

Like it or not, the holidays are coming, and so is the stress.

For families and individuals also in the midst of a caregiving crisis or senior care decision-making process, that stress is magnified.

No matter how or if you celebrate any of the upcoming holidays, it is a time of year when depression among seniors runs high, as does burnout among caregivers. When …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 12/14/11 Recap: Holiday Stress Survival Tips

With less than two weeks to go until Christmas, this week’s #ElderCareChat tackled holiday stress – the kind that particularly hassles caregivers. And speaking of tackling, the discussion fittingly covered how to handle those “Monday morning quarterbacks,” i.e. visiting relatives who (non-constructively) critique caregiving efforts, usually with no intention of pitching in.

Participants shared mostly non-eggnog-related strategies for combating holiday stress (and tweets about what …Read more ›

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Talk About Holiday Stress with Senior Care Professionals & Caregivers

Holiday stress is almost inevitable, unless you have learned to balance the bustle, noise, extra activities and to do’s with adequate time for rest and recovery.

If you are a caregiver, this balance may be harder to strike. Taking time to rest and recover may require more work to schedule than you feel it is worth, no matter how important respite care truly …Read more ›

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Coping With Stress Of Senior Home Care

Guest Post by Linda Dunkelberger

Senior home care is making the decision to care for your aging parents or loved ones in their home or in your home allowing them their independence but taking on the responsibility of their being the caregiver. Caring for aging parents or loved ones carries a lot of responsibility and a range of emotions.  No matter how much love in …Read more ›

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