How Can You Make Decisions as a Caregiver if You’re Struggling with Self-respect?

Whether it's your elderly loved one giving you trouble over making decisions or you're experiencing pressure from other sources, making decisions as a caregiver can be extremely trying. If your self-respect has taken a hit, the situation can be even more difficult. Stop the Perfectionism Many people freeze up when it comes to making a decision because they're sure it won't be the perfect one. The problem is that perfectionism ties your hands rather than freeing you. It can also paralyze you so ... Read more

Seasonal Affective Disorder and the Elderly: What Family Members and Caregivers Need to Know

Elderly Care in Glenview IL Winter is often a dreary, cold, dark season, especially for those who live in Northern climates. For some individuals, winter brings about depression. When depression appears only during the winter months, it’s often referred to as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is depression that occurs during the winter. The elderly, who already have a high risk of depression, may suffer from SAD, and it’s important that family members and elder care professionals don’t simply brush off this ... Read more