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A friend who works in a special needs classroom at our middle school was talking about a delightful new student they have in their program this year. more

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When it was suggested to me that I might benefit from an Alzheimer’s support group for caregivers, I remember smiling politely and thanking the well-meaning party. I also remember my exact thought as I turned away. “ more

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Every year, the media bombards us with advertisements showing the “happy family” gathering for the holidays. People from different generations are together, having a wonderful time, sharing traditions of old and creating new ones as well. more

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Caregivers may have unusually high expectations during holidays and special occasions. You may feel enormous pressure to make this time especially significant. more

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Caregivers know what it's like to face adversity. The ability to bend without breaking, hold steady when a gale-force of stressors threaten stability, to remain curious through confusion and energized by uncertainty–skills needed by every caregiver more

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Caregivers provide care in a wide variety of situations. Caregiving can be a very difficult task to accomplish, especially when it involves caring for an elderly parent. more

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A family meeting to discuss how to best handle a loved one’s declining health has the potential to build bridges or create divisions among family members. more

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“Doctor, are you sure?” I questioned.“We’re never sure, but all indications point to Alzheimer’s as your mom’s diagnosis. more

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1. Learn healthy ways to manage your stress more

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“Sandwich Generation.” caregivers find themselves squeezed in between caring for children and their elder parents or other elder loved ones. more

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Caring for a loved one with a chronic illness is one of the most difficult tasks a family caregiver can master. If you add that to the demands of child care and a job, it becomes even more of a challenge. more

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