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Finding Peace

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

In doing some research, I came across a study out of Duke University that was conducted with the purpose of trying to identify the qualities that best help us to acheive feelings of calm…comfort…peace of mind. While reading the findings, […]

Obesity and Cancer

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

Weight gain and obesity is common among caregivers…part of the fallout from a demanding lifestyle, where people struggle to find the time to care for themselves. We all know that getting our weight under control is important for many reasons. […]

Caregivers and the ER

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

Came across yet another study that should serve as a red flag for caregivers to make self-care a priority. Research shows caregivers of those who have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia are more like to visit the ER or to […]

A Different Kind of Grief

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

When you care for someone who has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, caregiving and grieving happen at the same time. A study out of the University of Indianapolis shows that grieving starts during caregiving for caregivers of dementia patients […]

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I'll Take Time for Me: Resolutions for Caregivers
Were you too overwhelmed, or did you make some New Year's Resolutions this year? If you did, how are you doing so far with keeping them? If you didn't, I have some suggestions! (We say we don't like it, but sometimes it is nice to be told what to do).  I've come up with some ideas for changes we

posted 6:44:45pm Jan. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Penguins and Daffodils
I love living in Pittsburgh, our champion sports teams! Tonight, the Pittsburgh Penguins are in the international spotlight, playing in the Winter Classic. Our Heinz Field, home of the Pittsrbugh Steelers, has been turned into a skating rink for the event. After weeks of below freezing te

posted 8:44:47pm Jan. 01, 2011 | read full post »

Embrace the Positive Force of New Beginnings
"Your success and happiness lies in you.Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties."                          &nb

posted 8:13:54pm Jan. 01, 2011 | read full post »

Finish, and Start Strong!
Just a short post for now--wanted to share a video clip with you.  I came across it while organizing some of my caregiver notes. With the daily challenges caregivers faces, sometimes it's hard to believe we'll ever be able to lift ourselves back up into the light and smile again.

posted 1:28:54pm Dec. 30, 2010 | read full post »

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