Keeping Your Loved One Engaged

Keeping your loved one engaged can be challenging. Across the country, about 40 million Americans are doing an overwhelming, stressful and exhausting unpaid job every day. They cook meals, drive to appointments, manage medication, perform complex medical tasks and more. They help parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently at home — where they want to be. They are family caregivers.

This is my life now, along with my brother caring for mom at home with dementia. After losing my father in early 2016, mom sunk into a deep depression on top of the dementia she seemed to be slipping away. We noticed she had no focus on any of the things she always liked to do. As time went on a number of challenges began to surface. Here are a few of them and ways we handled them,

In an effort to deal with the challenge of engaging mom in some activity rather than just melting away. I started playing card games, board games and watching TV game shows that kept her mind active and thinking. She seems to cheer up a bit and was soon talking to the TV answering the game show questions. She especially liked, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Jeopardy and several others. This seemed to really keep her engaged and the mind churning.

The next issue that we faced was a constant fight to get her to eat and drink. She would eat small amount a good balanced dinner, but would not eat anything throughout the day. I started baking oatmeal cookies, bran and banana muffins and she seemed to really like those. So finally with a piece of fruit, we got her eating small amounts throughout the day.

Taking her medications was the next battle. I would place her seven day pill box on the table each morning with some water and her coffee, and she would push the pill box away. At one point, she hid the pill box and then, of course when we questioned her she denied it and finally admitted it but couldn’t remember where she hid the box.

If you’re a family caregiver, you’re not alone.helping hands

There are a lot of resources available to help with care-giving and financial needs. At this point with my mom, she does not want strangers coming to the house and she opposes coming to a community center for engagement. She is adamant about staying in her own home and does not accept the severity of her condition. In time, it is our hope she will open up to the idea, but for now we are not pressing her.

Taking care of mom is my top priority so I have been able to build a home based business that allows me to work anytime, anywhere I want. Choosing my own hours helps to ensure mom gets to every doctor appointment, which often takes most of the day. If you find interest in building a home business, I can help you get started. Let’s get connected!

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5 Tips Caring for Elderly Parents By Working From Home

5 Tips Caring for Elderly Parents By Working From Home

1.  If possible, Set aside time and a distraction free place exclusively for work.  I Work From Home Care-Giving

2. Create a daily work routine and try to stick to it, which may be difficult when dealing with a person affected with dementia.

3. Network as much as possible Online to still be connected, informed and attract others to your business opportunity.

4. Be sure to set aside time daily for personal growth and development. Care-giving can be very overwhelming; take time to replenish, restore and recreate your mindset.

5. Stay focused on building your business and securing your future. It’s not selfish to strive for your personal goals, so don’t let yourself be held back.

These 5 Tips For Caring for Elderly Parents Working From Home is just a start to consider, and most definitely is a great alternative for families dealing with this situation.

My Personal Story

Today I will share my personal story of how I am able to work from home care-giving for my mom that has dementia. Mom was diagnosed with dementia about 4 years ago, although the family began seeing signs and changes in her as far back as 2009. She gradually progressed as traumatic situations occurred. Since we lost my father in March 2016, the progression has accelerated very quickly. She is no longer able to be left living alone and removing her from the home she and my dad shared for 62 years of marriage is just not an option. So I work at home online and have been able to schedule at least 4 hours a day on a home business that generates residual income and helps me maintain my home and cover expenses. Between myself and my brother we rotate a few weeks on and a few weeks off and are committed to keeping mom at home where all the family memories are.

Facts Regarding the Ageing Elderly

Care-giving for loved ones has become quite the norm for many families all over the world. Working from Home is very possible and you can do it too! Many families are challenged with raising their children while care-giving their elderly parents.

Working From Home – You Can Too!

Working From Home Care-Giving My Mom

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Care-giving for loved ones has become quite the norm for many families all over the world. Working from Home is very possible and you can do it too!

It may surprise you, but statistics show the devastating effect Dementia has on the U.S. population today. Researchers estimate that at least 1 in 3 seniors will die with Dementia. It is also thought that more than 9 million Americans live with some form of Dementia today. Alzheimer’s Dementia alone is considered the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. according to the Dementia Society of America.

Today I will share my personal story of how I am able to work from home care-giving my mom that has dementia. Mom was diagnosed with dementia about 4 years ago, although the family began seeing signs and changes in her as far back as 2009. She gradually progressed as traumatic situations occurred. Since we lost my father in March 2016, the progression has accelerated very quickly. She is no longer able to be left living alone and removing her from the home she and my dad shared for 62 years of marriage is just not an option. So I work at home online and have been able to schedule at least 4 hours a day on a home business that generates residual income and helps me maintain my home and cover expenses. Between myself and my brother we rotate a few weeks on and a few weeks off and are committed to keeping mom at home where all the family memories are.

But there are challenges that come with working from home while care-giving. It’s imperative that a caregiver be able to set aside time that is free from distraction—a difficult thing to do for those taking care of a loved one with dementia, or someone who needs help on an almost constant basis.

5 Tips For Working From Home

1.  If possible, Set aside time and a distraction free place exclusively for work.

2. Create a daily work routine and try to stick to it, which may be difficult when dealing with a person affected with dementia.

3. Network as much as possible Online to still be connected, informed and attract others to your business opportunity.

4. Be sure to set aside time daily for personal growth and development. Care-giving can be very overwhelming; take time to replenish, restore and recreate your mindset.

5. Stay focused on building your business and securing your future. It’s not selfish to strive for your personal goals, so don’t let yourself be held back.

Consider getting started on your own work at home business. I can help you get started with coaching and mentoring and the steps to get you well on your way. 

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