A Month to Care About Those Who Care

JLP Staff

November is National Family Caregivers Month. What is this month all about, and how can you celebrate it?


Caregiving Is Not Immune From the Effects of Trauma

Dr. James D. Huysman

Every September, National Recovery Month is dedicated to raising awareness and understanding around mental (behavioral) and substance use disorders and celebrating the pe...

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Staying Connected With Expressive Arts Activities

Deborah Shouse

How do we stay connected to people we care for even when they may seem lost to us? Check out this article by Deborh Shouse, author of Connecting in the Land of Dementia.

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5 Tips to Help Prepare for Parents Moving In

JLP Staff

These tips can make a parent moving in a positive experience for everyone involved. Keep in mind that having a multi-generational household can be a great blessing for th...

Originally posted in: Aging Parents
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Why Mom and Dad Can't Sleep and What You Can Do to Help

Jen Wolfe

Did you know it's actually the elderly population that is the most susceptible to sleep disorders? Wondering what you can do to help? Read more here.

Originally posted in: Caregiving Tips
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Review of AARP’s “Meditations for Caregivers”

Dr. James D. Huysman

Read Dr. Jamie Huysman's review of AARP’s book, “Meditations for Caregivers”


6 Tips to Decreasing Stress By Becoming a More Confident Caregiver

Jen Wolfe

Many caregivers admit they are just “winging” this whole caregiving thing. Follow these 6 tips, and you will be on your way to becoming a more confident and less stressed...

Originally posted in: Aging Parents
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Acknowledging the Bravest Among Us

Dr. James D. Huysman

When caregivers get attached to their patients, it can be hard to lose them. Dr. James Huysman shares some advice about handling the loss.

Children who are the favourite child more likely to suffer depression

Mom Always Liked You Best!

Elura Nanos, Esq.

Five tips to avoid sibling rivalry when caring for an aging parent

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Mindfulness: A New Tool for Caregivers

Dr. James D. Huysman

Mindful-based approaches are being applied, taught and practiced across a wide spectrum of clinical and behavioral health; from pain relief and management to caregiving.