Jennifer Cares

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, caregiving situations and issues kept popping into my mind. I know from my own experiences,…

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. Here’s a big, new one to add to the list: LONDON (Sept. 24) — Being…

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 be hospitalized when depressed. When it comes to Alzheimer’s in the US, about 75% of…

When you were little, you didn’t worry about creating an exercise program to stay fit! When you weren’t in school, you woke up with the sunshine, ate breakfast, and then ran outside to play. You were doing what came naturally. You didn’t think about how many calories you were burning playing kick ball, you were…

We are busier than ever taking care of our responsibilities. All too often we let our own needs take a back seat. When we don’t take care of ourselves, we increase our risk of heart disease, depression, certain cancers, and many other serious illnesses. I can show you how you can sleep better, eat better,…

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 because loss is felt as the disease progresses. In a situation like this, you watch…

Women in their 40’s – 60’s are the most inactive groups of adults in the United States! Recent research shows that only about nine percent of women in this age group get at least three 20-to-30-minute sessions of moderate exercise a week. Why? The responsibility of caring for a loved one ranked as the number…

I’m thrilled to announce the national release of my new book for caregivers. It’s called Caring Questions and from my own experiences, I know using it will help you strengthen your relationships. I’ve tapped into my background as a news reporter to offer you hundreds of questions that you and the person you are caring…

It’s been a long time…way too long since I’ve last written. My last post was right before my final deadline to turn in a complete manuscript for Take Care Tips. I got everything in on time, the pros, my friends at St. Lynn’s Press did their polishing and tweaking, and the book went to print.…

The other night I did something I haven’t done in a long time. I walked away from writing, and housework, and “go thorough stacks of paper night” to go to a show. Anthony Rapp chose Pittsburgh’s City Theater to launch a show he co-wrote based on his NY Times best-selling memoirs, called Without You. Rapp…

Jennifer Antkowiak
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Jennifer Antkowiak

Jennifer Antkowiak's expertise in the caregiving field is authentic and inspiring. She is a busy mother of five, wife, award-winning TV news anchor and talk show host, author, and speaker. Jennifer knows how long-term illness affects a family. Her mother had post-partum depression and died of a heart attack at age 50. Jennifer feels blessed to have been a caregiver for her mother-in-law who died of cancer, and most recently, for her live-in father-in-law who died of cancer. Her real life experiences fuel her passionate mission to help the world's caregivers.
Through her work, she connects with caregivers to deliver help and hope. You can find out more about the Jennifer Cares mission and join Jennifer's free White Feather Club.

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