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Top Weekend Reading Picks

 

My Mother’s Caregiver has done some surfing and here are this week’s the Top Weekend Reading Picks for Caregivers. Hope you find it helpful!

Alzheimer’s isn’t funny…no, but a little humour goes a long way. See: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marie-marley/dementia_b_1548683.html

Giving too much? A Report on Compassion Fatigue and the health risk to caregivers:http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/06/05/giving-too-much-compassion-fatigue-a-real-risk-for-caregivers/

Read this report about Seniors in Need, Caregivers in Distress: www.healthcouncilcanada.ca

An interesting article, A Caregiver’s Silent Burden: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dorothy-sander/the-caregivers-silent-bur_b_1570584.html?show_comment_id=159516373#comment_159516373,sb=2977190,b=facebook

A great blog on caregiver stress and burnout (know the signs!)                                                http://www.medicalsuppliesblog.com/2012/04/25/caregiver-stress-and-burnout-do-you-know-the-signs/

A great link to elder caregiving resources and information in South Eastern Ontario: http://www.sagelink.ca/

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Top Weekend Reading Picks

 

There are so many wonderful resources for caregivers, I just had to share.  Have a Wonderful Mother’s Day Weekend.

Here are My Mother’s Caregiver’s Top Picks for weekend reading:

Talk to me not my daughter. An interesting article about taking to seniors like they are non-persons: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/business/retirementspecial/talking-past-older-people-to-their-younger-companions.html?_r=1&smid=tw-share

A caregiver’s brave story of caring for their mother – thinking of all the children of mother’s with dementia this Mother’s Day: http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2012/05/my-thoughts-right-now-may-11.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

It is never too late to reconcile. Consider that this Mother’s Day: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carla-seaquist/mother-daughter-relationship_b_1478495.html

Know the signs and symptoms of Caregiver Burnout: http://myeldercareconsultant.com/2011/10/12/suffering-from-caregiver-burnout/

Another way to deal with worry: https://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lessen-caregiving-burdens/MY02098

Have a great weekend!

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