Author Archive | Kathy Steck

Cravaats for Caregiving

Adult Bibs Help With Caregiving In all our talk about caregiving, I thought it was worth revisiting why this topic is relevant to DinerWear®. Something we’ve heard time and time again from caregivers is that wearing a clothing protector to avoid food stains at meals means avoiding having to change clothes during the day. Our […]

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Finding Peace in Caregiving

Fresh Optimism in Spring As the new leaves and flowers spring up, I thought it was the perfect time to get back to talking about optimism in caregiving. As a caregiver, we’re often buried in the stress of a long list of To Do’s. When someone suggests that you should take time for yourself, you […]

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Capture Family History While Caregiving

Another Important Part of Caregiving- Capturing Family History Last weekend the movie The Promise came out in theaters across the country. The movie was personal for me because it touches on experiences that are related to my own family’s personal history – the Armenian Genocide. Though my grandparents didn’t dwell on their experiences—as a matter […]

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Caregiving 101: Passwords are Key

Be prepared for the end: Are you caregiving for a family member? Do you know their passwords? Heck, do you know all your own passwords? A recent article from the Huffington Post—I’m Still Paying For My Dead Husband’s Cell Phone Because I Don’t Know His Childhood Friend’s Name— Ann Brenoff points out the importance of […]

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Dine with Dignity – Making Food Dignified

Caring for Someone with Dysphagia Dysaphia is not an everyday word. But if you’ve ever cared for someone who has problems swallowing, you understand how food can lose its appeal. “Can you imagine not being able to eat and enjoy your favorite foods?” says Chef Gabriel Serero, inventor of the Dysphagia Gourmet food ingredient [Easy]base. With this […]

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Read Out Loud to Someone with Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Reading as an Antidote to Loneliness After my last post about Visiting Someone with Alzheimer’s, I came across this article: Reading: The Antidote to Loneliness. Find it at: Today’s Caregiver at This article, written by William McDonald, is the perfect follow up on activities to do when visiting someone with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. William points out how reading makes a great […]

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