Celebrate Aging! Older Americans Month

St. John’s Celebrates Older Americans Month It happened the other day. That moment when you saw your aging parents in a new light. It’s easy to miss when you see them on a regular basis. Maybe it was the way your dad struggled to get up the stairs or the way your mom kept losing [...]

By |2022-05-05T15:13:26-05:00May 5th, 2022|Care Notes, News|0 Comments

The power of smell – Essential Oils in Caregiving

How do you feel when you smell a familiar scent like cinnamon, vanilla, lemon or even peppermint? What scent brings back pleasant memories, decreases your pain, or even makes you hungry for something to eat? We are surrounded by scents all day long but how many of us are aware that scents, in the form [...]

By |2022-01-16T14:48:56-06:00January 15th, 2022|Care Notes, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Connections Matter Try a Support Group – Even If You Don’t Want To

Connections Matter Try a Support Group – Even If You Don't Want To Are you caring for a person living with dementia? Feeling alone?  Overwhelmed? Give our support group a try.  There’s no charge and no commitment to attend regularly – although regular attendance will help you in ways you do not yet appreciate.  Not [...]

By |2022-01-21T11:43:58-06:00January 15th, 2022|Care Notes, News|0 Comments

Stress Busting Retreat: Learn Practical Strategies for Caregivers and Receive Much-Needed Support

Taking on the role of caregiver for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s comes with a unique set of stressors. With your full-time job, your commitment to family and community projects, your own social life – not to mention dealing with a pandemic – adding compassionate caregiving into the mix requires an incredibly difficult [...]

By |2022-01-15T12:08:33-06:00January 15th, 2022|Care Notes, News|0 Comments

6 Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays

6 Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays Christmas carols, a roaring fire, a table spread with delicious food, family smiling around the tree. This idyllic scene is the image that movies and advertisements tell us we should strive for every year. Only this isn’t reality, is it? Yes, there may be a tree and music [...]

By |2021-12-17T11:22:21-06:00December 17th, 2021|Care Notes, News|0 Comments

Celebrating Family Caregiver Month in November

Reaching out for help is not selfish. We’ll say it again because sometimes all the amazing caregivers out there need to be reminded. Reaching out for help is not selfish. If you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of anyone else. Being a caregiver is hard. The role comes with a lot [...]

By |2021-11-03T13:40:05-05:00November 3rd, 2021|Care Notes, News|0 Comments

Caregiving…….Can I do it alone?

We may not all be as talented as the balance artist, but we can use our own inner resources and the help from others to attain steadiness in our lives. Providing care to someone in need may be one of the most important roles one will ever fill in a lifetime, yet it does not [...]

By |2021-10-05T19:32:04-05:00October 5th, 2021|Care Notes, News|0 Comments

The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection

By Gail Shaw, MPA Coordinator of Training & Support Dementia Care Specialist   The connection between the mind, body, and spirit is a strong one. Think about this connection for a moment. When do you feel, or have felt, at your very best? I bet the picture you have in your mind revolves around a [...]

By |2021-07-30T15:59:32-05:00July 30th, 2021|Care Notes, News|0 Comments

How To Talk To Your Loved One About Memory Issues: A Guide For Caregivers

How to Talk To Your Loved One About Memory Issues: A Guide For Caregivers For the fifth time this week, your dad is searching through the closets for an old chess board that he donated to charity three years ago. Things like this have been happening a lot lately, and you know it’s finally time [...]

By |2021-07-30T15:54:53-05:00July 15th, 2021|Care Notes, News|0 Comments

Let the sunshine in! Face it with a grin!  Open your heart and let the sunshine in!

By Missy Athmer, Marketing Director I want to share that I know, as a family caregiver, fear often travels on my shoulder. I don't want to be as flip as to say that you will never experience fear, but to remind you that fear is just an emotion. One that can be calmed if we [...]

By |2021-07-06T13:26:20-05:00July 6th, 2021|Care Notes, News|0 Comments
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