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This week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Fearless Caregiver conference ever hosted, which was in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. more

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Start making your list of those people you know you can count on to pitch in and support your respite program this fall. more

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Being a caregiver makes demands on your body, mind and spirit. Failure to take care of ourselves results in a failure to be able to care of others. more

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Caregivers love to help people. It is a good feeling to comfort and give aid to someone in need. This support can also take its toll. There is a great responsibility and at times a burden that is felt in the caregiver role. more

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I've had many conversations recently about what it takes to become a "successful caregiver." more

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Believe it or not we have just entered the holiday zone and these joyous season preparations can be somewhat (or much) more complicated once we become caregivers. more

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Let the in-laws share in the cooking details, let your sister have dinner at her place, heck, even order in or go out to a restaurant. Here is a list of principals to ensure a guilt-free holiday. more

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Being a caregiver of a loved one, part of the sandwich generation taking care of a family member who has a chronic or debilitating disease can take a toll on you physically and emotionally especially when it comes to your joy. more

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Caregivers who are just beginning their journey may feel adult day care services are for later stages of their loved one’s situation. The sooner caregivers locate and enroll their family member in a program more

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My dad had his own special place on the couch in our living room as I was growing up. Nothing too “Archie Bunker’s chair” about this situation. Just anytime the family was sitting on the couch, that was where he sat. more

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Caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease (AD) often experience significant stress caused by their daily caregiving responsibilities. more

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1. Keep a journal. Start today. Describe your fears as well as your hopes, the reality of what each day is like, more

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How many times have you had "the blues?" more

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Now that the summer is in full swing, it is time to consider how to give a break to the most important person in your loved one’s life – you. more

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Whether through full-time homecare, regular doctor visits, or long distance care, caregiving has become an all-encompassing part of all our lives. As our caregiving intensifies, so too do our stress levels, more

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While friends are essential, it turns out that other primary caregivers who share your emotional and physical roller coaster ride may offer the best source of help. more

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Recharging your batteries is one of the most important ways to help your loved one. more

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Why is it that the words “respite” and “guilt” seem to go hand in hand? Why do caregivers feel we are somehow failing our loved one by admitting that we need help, more

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It’s called the “Reverse Gift List” game. It’s easy and fun for the entire family. Here’s how it’s played. The only things you will need are a pencil, paper and a little faith. more

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