Category Archives: Wellbeing

EXHAUSTION AND THE CAREGIVER

Dear Caregiver, I am aware of your topnotch multitasking skills, you are very good at planning and making your client very happy and comfortable either as an informal or formal caregiver. You give your all at your job, and you don’t want to be seen as deficient in any of the services you render. Friends […]

BENEFITS OF HIRING IN-HOME CARE FOR AN OLDER ADULT

Benefits of Hiring In-Home Care for an Older Adult Michele Teter  When a loved one is still living at home but struggling with the effects of getting older and losing their independence, hiring in-home care can be a great solution. Professional caregivers provide seniors with physical assistance, as well as help with the emotional and […]

LIVING IN DENIAL

Living in Denial Happy Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating today, enjoy the moments and have fun through the holidays. As it is a celebration holiday, I want to assume most people are with families either parents, grandparents or siblings and in a relaxed atmosphere where discussions can flow unhindered. This celebration period can serve as […]

How to Stop Engaging in Unhealthy Behaviours to Relieve Stress

How to Stop Engaging in Unhealthy Behaviours to Relieve Stress Marlo Sollitto   |   Updated May 25, 2018 Stress manifests itself in many ways, including physical and emotional symptoms like irritability, headaches, anxiety, fatigue and muscle tension. However, stress can also spur us to engage in negative behaviors like overeating, withdrawing from social activities and drinking alcohol. We know […]

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (ED)

Today, we will continue with health-related problems that affect older adults and the focus is on the adult male. Erectile dysfunction can affect anyone irrespective of age and here is an easy to read article on the topic. Erectile Dysfunction and Your Age: Is It Inevitable? Is erectile dysfunction inevitable? Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an […]

DRINK WATER, EXHALE AND REST

Drink water, exhale and rest I appreciate it when people quit. Don’t get me wrong here, I’m talking about when you know you have finished your race and what is left is that moment to drink chilled water, exhale and rest. A life is valuable when it’s devoid of illness and unnecessary ‘world’ stress. When […]

Loving Yourself: A Caregiver’s Ultimate Challenge

Loving Yourself: A Caregiver’s Ultimate Challenge BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK | Last Updated 4.11.2018 We’ve all heard that we must first learn to love ourselves before we can love others. Yet, many of us have grown up with family members who were hard on us or taught us that that feeling good about ourselves is selfish or […]

Old Age is Not A Death Sentence

Old Age is Not A Death Sentence I’m fascinated by the ways of older people because of the peculiarities that they exhibit, more like working with them or staying around them gives me life. I have learnt and I am still learning a lot from them as well and one thing is certain, they do […]