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     INDEX OF TOP PERSONAL ISSUES

View several articles in each of the most critical personal categories

ANSWERS:  Everyone is looking for answers. This lively section has been created to help the family caregivers find creative new answers to modern questions. The answers are brief, contemporary, specific, current and aimed at the personal issues plaguing caregivers. If these much discussed  topics help solve your own issues you just may be able to help your patient solve their issues.

 

UNDERSTAND THE URGENCY TO ESCAPE

During the course of the caregiving experience family caregivers find themselves confronted by an abusive patient whose conduct is harmful or discouraging. Such incidents add pressure and can quickly trigger caregiver anger. 

DON'T ACCEPT BEING LONELY - DO SOMETHING

Loneliness is the #1 problem for caregivers. It comes first and stays the longest. They feel alone and entrapped. Many caregivers feel so lonely that they feel their loneliness is suffocating them and dangerous feelings occur.

AVOID BEING A LOST LOVE STATISTIC

Alarmingly, over 50% of all current caregivers lose their love and affection for their patient. This should not be happening, but, according to a recent study for 56% of all caregivers, it is. Real love, can help change that.

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPINESS IS

What does it mean to be truly happy? Happiness is the result of our choices. After 40 years of research, social scientists attribute happiness to three major sources: genes, events, and values to identify true happiness.

IT IS POSSIBLE TO OVERCOME BEING TIRED

In an effort to help you and others like you, we have come upon a simplified solution. In fact, it is so simple you may be inclined not to adopt it. Caregivers relate that most days care giving takes its toll and fatigue takes over.

10 GOOD WAYS TO TAME YOUR TEMPER

Life can be wonderful. Not every day is wonderful, but many can be. Letting the attitude of anger be a living force can destroy not only the day, but also a life. Anger is a destructive force and, unchecked, can be dangerous to others. 

THE MANY HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEING HAPPY

A recent study suggested that getting a hug from a loved one can also fight off viruses such as a common cold.  While that one is hard to believe, why not try it? People who have a positive outlook are less likely to get sick.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE REAL HOPE

This message is dedicated to those faithful caregivers who, by no fault of their own, are stuck in a seemingly, hopeless medical ordeal.  It is about hope – hope for the caregiver and hope for the patient, both can benefit.

LEARN THE WAYS TO MAINTAIN YOUR HOPE

Sickness can have an oppressive effect on those most closely involved.  If a caregiver’s hope is now missing or slipping then the issue becomes restoring hope.  Hope can be restored. Hope is the result of positive thinking..

SUGGESSTIONS TO DEVELOP YOUR HOPE 

Do you often find yourself struggling to see any meaning or purpose in your day-to-day activities? Do you want to break out of bad habits but can’t find the desire to do so? Becoming hopeful requires you to work on it..

EVEN IN PRISON HOPE CAN BE LIFE ALTERING

Kristena Eden, interviewed an inmate from the Utah State Penitentiary recently to talk about hanging on to hope (since prison is a place where life often feels hopeless). The article has other key principles that came to light.

22 THINGS HAPPY PEOPLE DO DIFFERENTLY

There are two types of people in the world: those who choose to be happy, and those who choose to be unhappy. Contrary to popular belief, happiness doesn’t come from fame or fortune. Find out what does help.

YOU CAN PUT LOVE BACK IN RELATIONSHIP

Have you ever experienced the panic, the fear, the devastation of almost losing someone you love? Did you find the realization of a deeper love hidden in the pain? I did. Have you also? Learn the importance of real love.

HOW TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF LOST LOVE

You have chosen to help a loved one. The very best way you can do that is to work on your own attitude and your own doubt. Your affection for this individual should be enough to keep you going in a positive direction

DEVELOPING UNCONDITIONAL, LASTING LOVE

There is a higher degree of love to pursue.  Unconditional love is that highest degree of love. Love that is unconditional means it is impossible not to feel love and demonstrate such for one you have loved dearly

LEARN WHY PATIENT WON'T RETURN LOVE

Next to the shock of actual lost love, the frequency of caregivers who related they were unappreciated and verbally abused by the ones who were receiving care, was runner-up on a list of disappointing surprises.

IDENTIFY WHY YOUR PATIENT ABUSES YOU

While there is no doubt that some elderly patients are abused, some are the abuser. Some individuals in our society seem to be less inclined to believe that sometimes the abuser is actually the chronically ill patient

WHAT TO DO ABOUT ABUSE BY YOUR PATIENT

Caregivers themselves can sustain emotional, mental, and physical blows that may go unattended in the name of duty to their loved one. Sleep is lost, stress mounts steadily, and something just might might give.

WHAT ARE THE TELL TALE SIGNS OF ANGER

Anger can lead to problems—problems with your loved one patient, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you're at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful enemy. 

FIND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT YOUR TEMPER

Simply put, controlling anger means changing the way you think. Angry people tend to curse, swear, or speak in highly colorful terms that reflect their inner thoughts. You don't have to act that way. You can change with effort. 

WHAT PROBLEMS ARE CAUSED BY GETTING ANGRY

When anger is present, reason usually is not. When anger takes over human action, good human character can erode. When anger is what we are known by, we are known for the wrong thing. Want to get rid of problems? 

IDENTIFY THE CHARACTERISTICS OF FATIGUE

During the course of the caregiving experience family caregivers find themselves confronted by an abusive patient whose conduct is harmful or discouraging. Such incidents add pressure and can quickly trigger caregiver anger. 

TAKE TIME TO FINALLY END YOUR FATIGUE

 During the course of the caregiving experience family caregivers find themselves confronted by an abusive patient whose conduct is harmful or discouraging. Such incidents add pressure and can quickly trigger caregiver anger. 

UNDERSTAND THE URGENCY TO ESCAPE

During the course of the caregiving experience family caregivers find themselves confronted by an abusive patient whose conduct is harmful or discouraging. Such incidents add pressure and can quickly trigger caregiver anger. 

DETERMINE WHY YOU FEEL SO TRAPPED

During the course of the caregiving experience family caregivers find themselves confronted by an abusive patient whose conduct is harmful or discouraging. Such incidents add pressure and can quickly trigger caregiver anger. 

10 STEPS TO TAKE TRAPPED LIFE BACK

During the course of the caregiving experience family caregivers find themselves confronted by an abusive patient whose conduct is harmful or discouraging. Such incidents add pressure and can quickly trigger caregiver anger. 

10 WAYS TO HELP YOU END LONELINESS

During the course of the caregiving experience family caregivers find themselves confronted by an abusive patient whose conduct is harmful or discouraging. Such incidents add pressure and can quickly trigger caregiver anger. 

DON'T ACCEPT BEING LONELY

During the course of the caregiving experience family caregivers find themselves confronted by an abusive patient whose conduct is harmful or discouraging. Such incidents add pressure and can quickly trigger caregiver anger. 

UNDERSTAND LONELINESS IS NOT PERMANENT

During the course of the caregiving experience family caregivers find themselves confronted by an abusive patient whose conduct is harmful or discouraging. Such incidents add pressure and can quickly trigger caregiver anger. 

LEARN HOW TO MANAGE YOUR LONELINESS

During the course of the caregiving experience family caregivers find themselves confronted by an abusive patient whose conduct is harmful or discouraging. Such incidents add pressure and can quickly trigger caregiver anger. 

STOP WORRYING ABOUT THE LOSS OF LOVED ONE

During the course of the caregiving experience family caregivers find themselves confronted by an abusive patient whose conduct is harmful or discouraging. Such incidents add pressure and can quickly trigger caregiver anger. 

DEVELOP A CONCRETE PLAN FOR GRIEVING

Because of the severity of the disease or injury present in your caregiving, both your love and your grief must be reconciled. Caring for another should not detract from the joy that ought to come from providing loving care.

7 WAYS TO HELP YOU NOT TO WORRY

During the course of the caregiving experience family caregivers find themselves confronted by an abusive patient whose conduct is harmful or discouraging. Such incidents add pressure and can quickly trigger caregiver anger.