A collective abecedary of personal thoughts, tips, tools for creative, resourceful caregiving.
Destined to be used and augmented by anyone who is looking after someone, and particularly thought for challenging, draining situations when one has to care for a chronically sick, handicapped, dependant relative.
For professional caregivers too, to revive their art and hearts, to find and come up with original resources, a little off the map.
Help Yourself Help is a work in progress.
Key words function as abecedary entries to personal thoughts, tips, tools that have potential to help someone look after someone else, and to look after themselves too as a caregiver.
Short, syhthetic, inspirational entries.
Please note that Help Yourself Help is not destined to, and will not serve to compile, medical information but rather :
Help Yourself Help is a space to find or share original personal insights and ideas that have proven helpful in light of the contributor's caregiving experience, to inspire other caregivers.
The approach by keywords should be precise enough to be helpful, and if possible focused on describing situations, approaches to situations, without necessarily having to name specific medical conditions. Indeed here we are more interested in situations than in clinical labels (which can actually be part of the problems, and somewhat limitating).