THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: WHY WON’T ANYONE HELP?!

Yesterday, I read an excellent blog post titled “Asking for Help” on the Caregiver Space.  The article is chock full of good ideas and practical advice.  It was the comments that got me thinking, though.  Many sounded like this: What if no one asks if they can help? That’s my problem….. I’m here 24/7, if someone ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: GOOD FRIENDS VS BAD FRIENDS

Good Friends vs Bad Friends Telling the difference between good friends and unhelpful friends is especially important for caregivers.  Caregivers simply don’t have the dual luxuries of boundless time and energy to invest in friendships that are not reciprocal.  So, here’s a quick guide to recognising good friends and toxic friends. BAD FRIENDS For caregivers, ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Sayings Caregivers Hate, Such As "Let me Know If There’s Anything I Can Do"

If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never doneFact: Caregivers need help. Fact: Many caregivers have trouble asking for help. Fact:  When friends and family say, “Let me know if there’s anything I can do”, caregivers stifle the urge to scream. There are so many ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Help for Caregivers

TYZE is a software programme that helps to coordinate a group of people who care about someone receiving care.  If you care a caregiver, have a look at this video! We have a Tyze network for Nick and one for my Mum who is 90 and lives on her own.  Thank goodness for Tyze!