Are you, or someone you care, about dealing with the stress of being a caregiver?
In this episode of Body Aware Grieving, Margo Rose is talking with Vicki Tapia,
author of Somebody Stole My Iron.
Vicki shares lessons she learned being a caregiver for her mother with dementia.
Included in this interview:
- The importance of “being yourself” even while caring for others
- Ways to reduce guilt and help people who are suspicious, angry or resentful feel calmer
- Activities that may help lift depression
- How caregivers can support each other by sharing our mistakes and successes
About Vicki Tapia
Vicki Tapia spent years teaching 10,000 mother/baby pairs the art of breastfeeding then found her energies redirected to the other end of life, after both parents were diagnosed with dementia. A diary written to help her cope with caregiving morphed into Somebody Stole My Iron: A Family Memoir of Dementia. She is currently at work on her second book and actively involved in the administration AlzAuthors, a blog devoted to education about Alzheimers and helping caregivers.
About Margo Rose
Margo Rose is a fitness trainer, author and podcast host. She shares practical ways to help care for your physical and emotional health during difficult times.
Margo has created a system of self-care called Body Aware Grieving designed to help reduce accidents, injuries and stress-related setbacks even during times of loss or grief.
Margo Rose’s first book Body Aware Grieving, A Fitness Trainer’s Guide to Caring for Your Health During Sad Times is available on Amazon
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