I tried to remember what it felt like for my family to be whole. I wondered if I would ever feel that way again.
Yesterday I wrote a post focusing on skin cancer and the risks associated with it, as well as some tips on how you can protect yourself from those harmful uv rays. In today's post, I'll be sharing my knowledge on what to you can do if you're suspecting skin cancer. Let's hope my nursing/medical knowledge helps … Continue reading What to look for when suspecting skin cancer
Similar to yesterday's post, which you can read here, today's post is about how you can help a friend/family member/loved one or someone in your life that is going through a crisis. Like I mentioned in my previous post (from yesterday), if your friend/family member/loved one/ the person who is going through a crisis is threatening … Continue reading My friend is in a crisis, what do I do?
If you've ever had a family member, friend, or someone you know seek help for mental illness, you know that it's up to them to give consent for treatment. However, there are times when the ones that we love do not want to seek help. This makes it rather difficult for us and even more … Continue reading My friend is refusing help, what can I do?
With an ever changing society in which we live in and the dynamics of the family unity as we know it to be, we are continually changing and evolving on a daily basis. We only have to look at our Grandparents or Forbears to see that this has been going on for decades even centuries, … Continue reading How can I help a Family member when I don’t live nearby?
Keeping in theme with yesterday's post, today I'll be going over some the of most frequently asked questions about caregiver burnout. I've decided that, because ther are so many questions that people may have, I'd pick the top three (3) and share them with you! 1. What is Caregiving? Caregiving is essentially caring for others. … Continue reading Caregiver Burnout FAQ
In my honest opinion, I believe that everyone, at some point, has experienced caregiver burnout. Also, I believe that there are more cases of caregiver burnout than we'd like to admit too - meaning it's a lot more common than we think. I know for me personally, I've experienced caregiver burnout an amplitude of times … Continue reading Caregiver Burnout
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is estimated that 1 in 3 seniors will die due to Alzheimer’s (or another form of dementia). In addition, more than 5 million of Americans are living with this disease. But what exactly is it? Alzheimer’s is defined as “progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old … Continue reading Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
There are many things I want to share with my children, many things I want to teach them as they grow. My anxiety is not one of those things. If you're a worrier like I am or have anxiety (I find they usually go hand-in-hand like a well-committed couple), it's easy to unwittingly "share" your … Continue reading End the Anxiety Cycle
Let me start by clarifying something. When I refer to my “anxiety,” I’m not simply talking about my fears or situations that make me nervous. I’m not talking about the kind of anxiousness that everyone experiences throughout their life. I’m talking about generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) — a mental condition that affects nearly every aspect … Continue reading A Letter to Those Affected By My Anxiety