Health and Wellness

Caregivers' Circle

Stephanie Erickson

Caregivers’ Circle – How to Improve Family Communication and Share the Caregiving Load

Do you feel frustrated with the lack of involvement from your siblings when it comes to caring for your mother?  Is your spouse “checked-out” when caring for your disabled child when you need his help?  Caregiving has its challenges and when family dynamics are impeding care it becomes even more difficult to meet the needs of your loved one.  This week’s guest, Tony Silbert, co-author of Healing Conversations Now: Enhancing Relationships with Elders and Dying Loved Ones and I discuss how using appreciative inquiry and other communication techniques can improve your relationship with your family.

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