Caregiver stress can affect sleep, relationships -- even your health. If you've spent time taking care of a newborn, disabled child, incapacitated adult or aging parent, you know that it’s a big challenge. But were you aware that [...]
By Pam Gennings, Executive Director Special Projects* Over the years I have talked to many family members who come home for the holidays and become concerned because they have noticed “changes” in their loved one or their circumstances. They are [...]
Caring for a parent is hard. Work together with your siblings to ensure your parent gets the support they need.
When a loved one has Alzheimer's disease or dementia, behavioral changes that accompany these diseases can make visits difficult. Here are some helpful tips to help ease the discomfort and make the visits more pleasant.
By Carol Combs, MSW, Oxford’s Memory Care Program Coordinator Stress is defined as mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Stress is inevitable—everyone deals with it. So, during Stress Awareness Month, it is [...]
The language area of the brain is impacted early in the Alzheimer’s disease process, but music touches a different part of the brain. Some individuals will respond to music when nothing else seems to reach them.
Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another—or to "walk a mile in someone else's shoes." Often, our personal experiences bring this opportunity as well as teach us this important lesson.
Don't fall victim to holiday stress. Learn some simple tips for managing expectations and really enjoying the holidays.
George requested hospice chaplain visits for his wife only, but instead he made a connection with the chaplain. Their visits were a beautiful journey that led to George finding peace.
The holidays can be an especially difficult time for those grieving the loss of a loved one, but there are things individuals can do to help move forward and make the most out of the holiday season. Grief Support Groups can also be very beneficial to those coping with the absence of someone they love.