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Fight Caregiver Fatigue with Smart Food Choices

Posted at May 18, 2016 | 35 Comments

Fatigue is often a common challenge family caregivers face. Juggling so many physically and emotionally demanding roles—- spouse, parent, employee and caregiver — can be draining. Caregivers often compensate for too little sleep by overindulging in caffeinated drinks or loading up on carb-heavy or sugary snacks. While they might provide a short-term boost, they actuallyRead more

Protecting Your Marriage While Caregiving

Posted at May 11, 2016 | 84 Comments

One of the greatest challenges adult children in northern Michigan and across the country say they face when they are the caregiver for a senior loved one is protecting their own marriage. Caregiving can be an exhausting and stressful role. The demands it places on your time can make it tough to maintain personal relationships.Read more

How to Calm Alzheimer’s Sundowner’s Syndrome

Posted at May 04, 2016 | 91 Comments

When an older adult has Alzheimer’s disease, it impacts the entire family. From worrying that the senior loved one will wander away from their northern Michigan home to trying to find ways to keep them nourished and hydrated, caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s is tough. One especially difficult challenge to cope with isRead more

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