Sleep

with Deanna Smith. Published previously in the Port Planet, January 2009 Most adults need eight hours of sleep to function well.  Many may think they can get by on less, but actually less than 10% of the population can do this.  If you are sleepy at bedtime, and are not sleepy during the day, you …

Four challenges to recovering from family caregiving

Does this sound like your story? You have been taking care of your loved one. She may be experiencing dementia, heart disease, a traumatic accident, cancer, or a combination of chronic illness and decreased mobility related to aging. Most of your time, thoughts, and resources have focused on your her needs. Possibly you have given …

What Healthcare Doesn’t Know About Recovering After Family Caregiving

When my time as a family caregiver came to an end, I started searching for a solution in my favorite healthcare journals. Nothing. Expanding my search, I checked scholarly article search engines, Pub Med, and more. Very little. Becoming a bit desperate, I did a general internet search. There I found an abundance of blogs …

Key points pertaining to the transitional life phase of family caregiver recovery

“My friends want me to go out with them, I need to find a job, and my home is a disaster. It’s been 6 months since my partner passed on. I was so busy taking care of him, lots of things just didn’t get done. I’m far behind on home maintenance, car maintenance, my own …