Self Care for the Caregiver

CompassionCare Hospice

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Caregiving whether it’s for the young or old isn’t an easy job to do. Caregivers for people with dementia are faced with the most challenges of all. The lack of communication from a person with dementia due to brain cell loss and the inability to express their needs can lead a caregiver to feel overwhelmed, stressed out, and isolated-especially if they don’t have support. Caregivers need proper tools and training to succeed and help them thrive in taking on this role.

It is important for a caregiver to learn as much as possible about their loved-ones disease. This will help make you more aware of the challenges you may face and what to expect along the way. Understanding dementia will help make sense of behaviors that can occur while taking care of a person and there are support groups available too. Outside resources such as adult daycare centers, in-home care/sup

Water Precautions For All

CompassionCare Hospice

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Taking a dip in the swimming pool, a lake, or for the little ones-running through the sprinklers, is a refreshing way to cool off in this summer heat. These waters may not be so good on our eyes, here are some things to be aware of if you plan on doing any of these activities soon.

The chlorine in swimming pools can cause a reaction on the surface of our eyes and make them red, sensitive, and teary. Be sure to wear goggles to protect against this chemical and when you’re done swimming flush your eyes out with cool, clean water or solution. Fresh/well water consists of other organisms and bacteria. Acanthamoeba Keratitis (an infection that enters the eye through an opening like a cut) can occur from being in these types of water and is more prevalent in people who wear contacts. You can also contract this infection by touching your hands to your eyes after being in the water