Your Proactive Caregiver Advocate: Dr. Cynthia Speaks! Topic: Caregivers, Do You Burn the Candle at Both Ends?
Who can relate? Who wants to relate? Burning a candle at both ends is an accident waiting to happen. The idiom implies, “To exhaust one’s energies or resources.” Without acknowledging overtiredness in the caregiving space, it can lead to errors, mistakes, injury, and death of a loved one. So, shining a light on this topic […]
Your Proactive Caregiver Advocate: Dr. Cynthia Speaks! Topics: Caregivers – Are You Unofficial or Official
Caregiver, you must be engaged with your loved ones who are elderly. The topic today comes from a conversation I had with a dear friend. The goal of caregiving is to help loved ones reach their final goal. For many years, the space she called home was no more. She continued to age gracefully while […]
What advice is essential to have as it relates to weather and caregiving? Going out should be mindfully and well-thought consideration. Where there is a history of known problems related to long-term raining, staying indoors is the only option. We careful in bad weather. Listen for more insight. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dr-cynthia-j-hickman/support
Pets are powerful companions in the caregiving space. Listen in for mre insight! — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dr-cynthia-j-hickman/support
Your Proactive Caregiver Advocate: Dr. Cynthia Speaks! Topic: Caregiver Can Experience Mental Distress
Mental distress (or psychological distress) is a term used by mental health practitioners to describe a range of symptoms and experiences of a person’s inner life that are commonly held to be out of the ordinary. In the caregiving space, mental distress can potentially lead to harm and injury and how care is provided to […]
The subject of hospice is an uncomfortable one. Why? Because losing a loved one, up close and personal is hard. None of us have crystal balls giving us the inside scoop of life expectancy or how a life-limiting condition will complete our earthly exit. Why have a hospice conversation? Listen in for more insight. — […]
Your Proactive Caregiver Advocate: Dr. Cynthia Speaks! Topic: Caregivers: What Is in it for me? Have you ever asked that question?
Caregivers, be honest…have you ever asked the question… why me or what’s in it for me? Giving up your time, resources, independence, and sleep is a lot of giving up. Wouldn’t you say? It is a valid question. We are humans of autonomy. We go about our day managing our personal and professional world, working […]
Your Proactive Caregiver Advocate: Dr. Cynthia Speaks! Caregiver: Abuse, Physical, Verbal, Emotional…Suicide!
Murder-suicide! Yes, it happens! We do not want to think about it or talk about it, but it happens. It can occur in a person’s home, a nursing or group home, an assisted living center, and even the hospital. When the pressure of caregiving leads to the end of the road, we have not done […]
Caregivers multitask every day, all day. But if they work outside of the home, the caregiving worries heighten. How to support working caregivers is the focus of this podcast. Listen in to hear more. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dr-cynthia-j-hickman/support
Your Proactive Caregiver Advocate: Dr. Cynthia Speaks! Topic: Take the Blinders Off-Your Parents Are Aging!
Take the blinders off! Aging is a part of life! We all can agree that if we keep saying good morning and good night, we will age. It’s called the circle of life. Along the way, our bodies break down and slow down, sometimes simultaneously. It is tough to watch our loved ones get older […]