What’s love got to do with caregiving?

What’s love got to do with caregiving?

Let’s address the role of love in caregiving. I can hear those of you who are professional caregivers saying to yourselves “This has no place. I am to keep these relationships professional.” Let’s stop a moment and look at “love”.    Love is… It is a...
Musician or not, you can connect through music

Musician or not, you can connect through music

One of my biggest joys as a music therapist is supporting others (musician or not) in connecting through music. This is especially true for those caring for those living with dementia. What if I told you all you needed to start was a book that comes with a CD and 5...
Finding the Light of Caregiving

Finding the Light of Caregiving

The light of caregiving seems a natural progression from our last post highlighting the gifts of caregiving. To survive our roles, it is important we take time for ourselves and keep up a positive perspective. This positive perspective, this light is our focus. What...
4 Gifts of Caregiving

4 Gifts of Caregiving

Many address the challenges of caregiving but say little about the benefits of being a caregiver. Fact is, when we take time for ourselves, there are several benefits or gifts we receive as caregivers. Here are four of them: Gift of relationship Whether we are a...