Indulge yourself every now and then
Caregiver Tip: Indulge yourself now and then. Forbidding certain foods – like chocolate – is often considered the healthy choice, but coping with the stresses of caregiving can sometimes lead to craving other high calorie foods. Instead, figure out how to incorporate smaller indulgences into your week. (From the Monday Campaigns, a nonprofit organization in association with Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and Syracuse universities.)
If you would like to share a caregiver tip or your story, please call Colleen Fritsch at 651-234-2222.
Education and resources caregivers might find helpful:
We’ll take some time off from the caregiver educational series this summer so we can all soak up the sunshine. In the meantime, we will continue to share tips and stories as they come to us. Have a safe and wonder-filled summer, and stay in touch if you need help.
Memory Loss Support Group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the private dining room at Regina Medical Center. Contact Kim Schrader at 651-404-1383 for more information.
Vision Loss Support Group meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the activities kitchen at Regina Medical Center. Contact Kim Schrader at 651-404-1383 for more information.
If you would like information about Advance Care Directives or help completing one with your loved one, contact Rev. Peter Morlock, Advanced Care Planning chaplain at Regina Medical Center. He can be reached by calling 651-404-1376.
For a resource guide for service providers who can help in your caregiver journey, please stop by the Hastings Senior Center in the Tilden Community Center, or go online to: http://www.darts1.org/dakota-county-eldercare-resources.
If you would like to submit a question or concern about your own caregiving experience, and get direct, one-to-one information and advice from a licensed social worker