Self-Care and Mindfulness

Self-Care and Mindfulness

Self-care means all the ways that family caregivers can manage their stress and wind down from the demands of caregiving. You read about it and you hear about it, but far too often we have to be reminded about taking care of our needs. When we are tired or stressed,...
Mindfulness Exercises for Caregivers

Mindfulness Exercises for Caregivers

Practicing mindfulness exercises has been shown to have a significant impact on reducing anxiety, improving quality of life, and easing some of the stress that caregivers experience. Additionally, sharing a mindfulness activity with your loved one is a valuable way to...
9 Quick Stress Reducing Mindfulness Exercises

9 Quick Stress Reducing Mindfulness Exercises

|  Print This Post Are you interested in doing mindfulness meditation but don’t think you have the time? Below are 9 mindfulness exercises you can do in a minute or under. 1. Yawn and stretch for 10 seconds every hour. Do a fake yawn if you have to. That will...
Understanding and Managing Caregiver Depression

Understanding and Managing Caregiver Depression

What is Caregiver Depression? Caregivers often face constant demands that can lead to mild or serious depression. Some may experience a return of depression they had earlier in life. Although caregiving itself doesn’t cause depression, the stress associated with it...
Benefits of a Routine for Family Caregivers

Benefits of a Routine for Family Caregivers

For family caregivers, the responsibilities can feel overwhelming. From managing medications to ensuring safety, the list is extensive and you face a variety of challenges on a daily bases. Establishing a routine can bring much-needed structure and predictability. It...