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Through my practice as a psychotherapist and my role as a caregiver support group leader, I have met many people who describe an experience that I only recently have been able to name. Read more

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At our house, the caregiver is my wife, Kelly. We have been married for thirty-five years, twenty-two of them playing the role of caregiver. Having your spouse as the caregiver often comes with its own unique challenges. Read more

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My mother is in denial that I need help as her caregiver and I am severely burned out. She refuses to get help, allow anyone to help, or believe that I need to get away. What should I do? Read more

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More than one quarter of the adult population (26.6%) has provided care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during the past year. Read more

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To deal with it, you need to recognize it. Read more

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Caregiver fatigue cannot be understated. Spouses, adult children and family members alike are susceptible to caregiver fatigue whether they are providing care twenty-four hours a day or caregiving from a distance. Read more

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Being able to cope with the strains and stresses of being a caregiver is part of the art of caregiving. To remain healthy,we must be able to see our own limitations and learn to care for ourselves as well as others. Read more

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