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July 29, 2013

Set Them Up to Succeed

successHave you ever felt as if you were set up to fail?  Most people have, I would guess.  Often the situation is not intentional, but rather due to a misunderstanding of expectations, failure to communicate, or lack of time.  Whether we are supervising a caregiver or asking a family member to help us care for someone, things go so much better for all parties when we actively set the person up to succeed.  Here are some things to keep in mind:

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July 18, 2013

Is It Time to Take a Break?

caregiver respiteMany caregivers care for others because it is their passion.  They feel a sense of fulfillment and typically say they receive as much or more than they give.  Others become caregivers due to circumstances, such as when a family member sustains an illness or injury.  Whatever the situation, all people performing regular, ongoing caregiving occasionally need a break to maintain their own health and energy levels.

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July 8, 2013

Your Best Friends

Exercise is like vegetables in many ways.  Both are good for you and something mom wanted you to have every day.  They each make it easier for you to achieve and maintain a healthy weight and avoid countless chronic diseases.  So why do we resist them so much?

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