Category Archives: caregiving

Flu Season Is Here!

Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization, pneumonia, and sometimes even death.  Every flu season is different, but millions of people are forecasted to get the flu each hear, with hundreds of thousands of those people getting hospitalized from flu-related causes. With several cases being reported throughout TN, people are contracting […]

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Ways To Help Yourself

Last week, we spoke on Informational and Professional support, Personal and Family support, Public and Financial support, and Effective communication.  And how as a caregiver, it is just as important to take care of yourself.  This includes caring for your health, your body, and your relationships. Caring for your health & body: You may feel […]

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What may help?

As a primary caregiver, know that you are not alone. Other caregivers share similar thoughts and feelings. Talk with someone if your feelings get in the way of daily life. Maybe you have a family member, friend, doctor, counselor, or spiritual leader to talk to.  It’s common to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Like your loved […]

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The Burdens of Caregiving, Part 2

Last week, we started the discussion on how caregiving for the ill or elderly can take a toll on the whole family, more specifically the primary caregiver.    In this article, we will complete the review of the five types of burdens that may occur with caregiving.  The three types previously covered included the: Physical […]

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The Burdens of Caregiving

Caregiving for the ill or elderly can take a toll on the whole family, more specifically the primary caregiver. A caregiver is the person who supports and helps a person in need of care regularly and continuously, because of personal – not professional – reasons. In this article, we will briefly address three of the […]

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