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...

October 18, 2016

     Caregiver well-being is influenced by more than just the caregiver’s health. In dementia care or in attending to anyone with a chronic illness, the caregivers well-being is also influenced by the care demands. It is important to note that the demands and burden may be self-imposed by the way the caregiver interacts with the care recipient.

     One of the demands that takes a toll on family members of individuals with chronic cognitive and ment...

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...

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