The Tender Loving Eldercare Blog

Six Reasons to Join a Caregivers Support Group

I am a huge proponent of support groups because I’ve learned so much and received comfort by attending them during crises in my life.  For many years I was also a family caregivers support group leader for my local Alzheimer’s Association chapter, and my life was enriched by listening to the people who attended my […]

New Resources For Family Caregivers: Hear, There and Everywhere

Since November is National Family Caregivers Month, I’ve been busy collaborating on three new resources for family caregivers.  Yes, I know the famous Beatles’ song is spelled “Here, There and Everywhere,” but my spelling is correct in this circumstance. Hear — Listen to this Podcast   I was interviewed for the “Asking for a Friend […]

How to Reduce Placement Guilt While Caregiving

Placement Guilt When Moving a Loved One to a Care Facility   A support group member asked, “How do I get over the guilt?” A few months prior she had moved her husband to a board and care facility because she could no longer care for him by herself at home. Intellectually she knew it […]

Taking Photos of Your Aging Parents

Sometimes the realization comes almost too late — you sense that your loved ones may soon be gone, and it dawns on you that you don’t have any recent photos of your aging parents to remember them by . . .   When I snapped this photograph of my father, it was to show him […]