Blog: Self Development Coaching

May 14, 2020

      What is the " It" in "Keeping It Together" especially while dealing with COVID-19? You, as a family caregiver, may think "it" refers to having the resources required to provide the best care for your chronically ill family member. As a human being, you may think "it" means maintaining a healthy state of mind. As the author of Keeping It Together, I consider "it" in the context of you as a human being who is providing care, prompted...

May 11, 2016

It is not unusual for family caregivers to feel isolated and alone. I felt alone while I was caregiving. Before the millennium, I was a caregiver for my father. He lived the last four years of his life with dementia. Since my mother died years earlier, the responsibility fell upon his children to provide for his care.  As one of two siblings, I was his primary caregiver.

     My dad, Hershel Silverberg was a wonderful man. He always had a smile on his face and kin...

January 23, 2012

Addressing family caregivers and their situational loss

 

What is a family caregiver?

A family member, friend, or neighbor who provides ongoing assistance to a frail or disabled person who is unable to carry out activities of daily living independently.

(Sometimes referred to as informal caregiver or unpaid caregiver)

You are caregiving if you:

 

  • Do shopping for an aunt.

  • Take your spouse to medical appointments.

  • Remind your grandmother to take her pills.

  • ...
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