Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
1987 Vicki Schmall, Ruth Stiehl Oregon State University filmed The Dollmaker: wife caring for husband with Alzheimer's. The Dollmaker opens six week 2.5hr/week Powerful Tools for Caregivers education class uniform throughout the world, being manual driven.
Each class follows The Caregiver Helpbook: self-care (walking, talking with friends, support group, counseling for caregiver burnout, National Geographic: Stress - Portrait of a Killer and resulting depression, inappropriate guilt, stress-induced stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, infection, obesity, diabetes), resources (area agency on aging, senior services, in-home health care, hospice), obtaining advice (will, ethical will, power of attorney for financial matters, healthcare power of attorney, advanced directive, POLST, durable power of attorney, trusts, CPA, paying insurance health house taxes, becoming an employer of in-home healthcare services, danger of reverse mortgages), accepting help (estate auctioneers contact dealers, sell for commission, real estate auctioneers sell real esate, you are not obligated to accept a price if you feel it does not fit your expectation, property managers will rent maintain collect rents for income for the care receiver, or the home may be listed for sale although the current market is being maintained by investers looking for cheap buys), driving issues, mourning grieving loss of companionship, shared former life.
Continue to socialize, the most damage occurs for both your loved one and you as caregiver by withdrawing from social support (Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection).Read more ›