Help Your Parents Navigate Dementia | Q&A: Self Care & Mindful Eating

Help Your Parents Navigate Dementia | Q&A: Self Care & Mindful Eating

Hi everyone! Happy First of November. I can’t believe the year is going by so fast. So today I wanted to answer a question from one of the women in my support group — a closed Facebook group. Her name is Kirsten and she said she wished that she had known when she first became […]

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Strategies for Self Care While Griefing

Strategies for Self Care While Griefing

As you grieve the loss of a loved one, should you find that you are more than just sad that you are caught off guard by the intensity of your feelings, or that you’re simply unable to cope with your emotions. You might be experiencing more than extreme sadness. Ambiguous complicated grief and post-traumatic stress […]

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Debra Moser: Self-Care & Depression

Debra Moser: Self-Care & Depression

Virtually every cardiac condition is chronic, and requires self-care on the part of individuals and their families. The focus of our work has been to identify the self-care activities that are important and to identify people’s strengths that can be incorporated into improving their self-care abilities but also to identify individual and family barriers. Depression […]

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House Call: Self Care Is NOT Selfish (S01E02)

House Call: Self Care Is NOT Selfish (S01E02)

(upbeat music) – When a person’s chronic illness progresses, it can have a ripple effect on everyone around them, especially their caregiver. Hi, I’m Dr. Yvette Lu. Today we’re in Calgary, Alberta visiting with Carol who cares for her husband Ken. Ken has chronic kidney disease and is waiting for a kidney transplant. He has […]

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Help Your Parents Navigate Dementia | Q&A: Self Care & Mindful Loving Touch

Help Your Parents Navigate Dementia | Q&A: Self Care & Mindful Loving Touch

hi everyone I am back my name is Laura Smothers – Chu and wanted to say happy last week of December we are almost through the holidays and I wanted to bring you the last video in the self care series so if you have not seen my past videos one of my fellow daughters […]

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Help Your Parents Navigate Dementia | Q&A: Self Care & Mindful Walking Outside

Help Your Parents Navigate Dementia | Q&A: Self Care & Mindful Walking Outside

Hi everyone! I hope you had a really nice Thanksgiving, and that’s whatever Thanksgiving may constitute for you. If it’s you and your spouse and your fur kids, if it’s you surrounded by lots of extended family members, or if it’s you and a parent, I just want to wish you a really great Thanksgiving! […]

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Help Your Parents Navigate Dementia | Q&A: Self Care & Mindful Reminiscing for the Holidays

Help Your Parents Navigate Dementia | Q&A: Self Care & Mindful Reminiscing for the Holidays

hi everyone it’s great to be back with you on this Facebook live and I’m going to continue my series the Q&A series on self-care and mindfulness but first to introduce myself if you have not met me before my name is Laura Smothers-Chu and I am the CEO and Founder of Befriended Heart I […]

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Caregiver Tips for Self-Care, Part 5

Caregiver Tips for Self-Care, Part 5

Ask For, and Accept Help. This is one of the hardest things that most caregivers have to learn to do, because, especially for people who are in their sixties, seventies, eighties and above, they just learned to strap on that yoke, and just carry the burden, whatever it was. And I’m sure a lot of […]

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Self-Care for Caregivers | The Doctors

this whole concept of caregiver depression it’s sad to me because you’re a caregiver you’re doing all these things for other people and then you feel guilt doing anything for yourself so when you look at someone like kind of you I’m sure again you’ve seen people’s stories like so often so I love these […]

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