The Caregiver CoffeeBreak

Helping Caregivers Carry On

The Caregiver Coffeebreak with Breeda Miller is a soft spot to land for both professional and family caregivers. The Caregiver Coffeebreak provides inspiration, support, and information for caregivers through a breezy tip book, short engaging videos, a private online community and a series of videos and interviews with fascinating experts. Allow yourself a few minutes to relax, pour yourself a cuppa and Take a Break - Before You Break.

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Today's Caregiver magazine recently awarded The Caregiver Coffeebreak their 2018 Caregiver Friend Award.

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What is the Caregiver Coffeebreak?

Depending on what you need, the Caregiver Coffeebreak is a supportive resource available to you - wherever you may be.

  • The Videos - A series of engaging videos featuring stories, tips, and encouragement for caregivers.
  • The Book - A breezy tip book filled with clever ideas, helpful resources and distilled wisdom designed to support caregivers and others.
  • Facebook Page - The Caregiver Coffeebreak,  curated to provide links to helpful articles, inspiring stories or funny memes and cartoons. 
  • A Facebook Group -The Caregiver Coffeebreak Club - a space where you can contribute your ideas to help other caregivers, ask questions and connect with other caregivers.  Just ask to join, it's free.
  • The Newsletter - More like an occasional update with a fresh video or blog post.  When you sign up for the email list (never shared or sold to others) you will also receive my free helpful downloads, PDFs featuring Chuckle Up - lists of funny movies and TV shows to watch, a Farm It Out sheet to help organize support,  A Respite Care Info Sheet and a Caregiver Tool Kit to help with organization.
  • Coloring Journal - a compact journal (5" x 7") with a page for stress-reducing coloring alongside lined pages for journaling.  Take along to appointments and color while you wait and then take notes during the appointment.  Comes with a petite set of coloring pencils.
  • The Stress Cup - or Cup O' Stress.  A fun way to de-stress.  Squeeze this "cup of coffee" when you need to let off some steam.  Nobody gets hurt and you will feel better, plus it's very cute.

~Breeda

Breeda's Blog

Indulge Yourself – You have my permission

April 17, 2015

As a Caregiver, it’s hard to think about yourself.  You are so busy trying to sort out what needs to be done for the one you are caring for that when you consider doing something totally for yourself it can…

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All Packed for My Guilt Trip

September 28, 2014

I expected to feel overwhelming grief when my mother died. Instead, while I was very sad – my strongest emotion at the time was relief. And guilt for feeling relieved. It’s been over three years and I have come to…

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An Inspiring Road Traveled – Safely.

August 18, 2014

Last week I was in Evansville, IN to speak at the Mid American Institute on Aging Conference.  This well organized, annual event featured Teepa Snow, the renowned OT specializing in Dementia Care techniques,  a wide variety of experts in all…

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The Tug of the Caregiver Leash

July 23, 2014

The Tug of the Caregiver Leash is something that lasts long after you are no longer a caregiver.  While I  was caring for my mother, I would feel uncomfortable if I was away from home for more than a few…

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Fashion on Wheels – Who knew that a wheelchair could be a fashion accessory? 

July 16, 2014

One of the many challenges in caring for an elderly parent is simply getting around.  Whether it’s running errands or visiting special places like museums or attractions.  When the ability to walk is diminished so too is the opportunity to…

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The Ultimate Evil Twin

July 10, 2014

In the last year of my mother’s life she developed intermittent dementia. Kind of like a nosy neighbor who just shows up when you least expect them, or want them. She often told me about “The other Breeda.” I then…

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