Nicole Scheidl

Does Your Mom or Dad Wander

One of the biggest fears for family members is worrying about whether their mom or dad will wander away…

Understanding the Caregiver Burden

Caregivers entering Stage 2 are normally providing more than 10 hours of care per week. As mentioned last week,…

What is the Caregiver Burden?

Simply put, caregiver burden is an all-encompassing term used to describe the physical, emotional, and financial toll of providing…

Eight Strategies for Dealing with Sundowning

As a caregiver, you may notice a pattern of increased agitation or impairment in the late afternoon or evening…

Sitting Really is the New Smoking

Preliminary research out of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is linking prolonged sitting in…

What Are You Trying to Achieve in Dementia Care?

With dementia care, you are trying to help the person maintain as much as possible for as long as…

Avoiding Hip Fractures

During a business meeting my colleague received one of those dreaded phone calls: his Dad had been rushed to…

The Emerging Field of Neurotheology

Individuals who pray or meditate regularly report that they feel more relaxed and at peace with the world. They…

Five Causes of Caregiver Burnout

In my last post, I looked at symptoms of caregiver burnout. In this post, I want to look at five…

Eight Signs of Caregiver Burnout

There are almost 40 million Americans caring for an adult loved one and yet caregiving can be an isolating…