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Caregiving can be incredibly rewarding, both professionally and personally. Helping a person with their activities of daily living and ensuring that they can manage their lives successfully is satisfying — but it is also challenging. Read more

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Caregivers often place themselves at the bottom of a long to do list. Once I take care of A, B and C, I will get to my own life. The problem is that never happens for one reason or another. Read more

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If you are caring for someone with a chronic illness, disabilities or age-related issues, I know you hear this all the time, “You need to take better care of yourself.” I don’t care who it comes from, it feels like a slap in the face. Read 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. Read more

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

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Caregiving itself is an art. Many today are part of the Sandwich Generation who find themselves caring for both young children and teenagers as well as aging parents. Read more

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Being a caregiver is a stressful and demanding job. Read more

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Massage therapy isn’t just a luxury anymore and has actually become a vital part of health care practices worldwide. Read 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. Read more

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Men account for almost 40% of the caregiver population. Here are seven emotional and physical tips for male caregivers. Read more

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At last night's meeting there was a lot of talk about guilt...guilt about getting angry, not wanting to spend time with a family member with dementia... Read more

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Caregivers can face overwhelming physical, financial, and emotional demands as a function of their service. In the face of these challenges, communication can sometimes be difficult. Read more

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Caregiving takes a lot of time, however you must give yourself a mental break once in a while. Read more

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Change is an expected part of our daily lives today. Dealing with it so that YOU control IT rather than vice versa is an important and positive force in controlling your life. Read more

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Caregivers tend to put their health last on their list of priorities. Here is a checklist of ways for you to stay fit, both physically and mentally: Read more

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Twenty of the best tips and ideas collected from caregivers and care managers of the Medicare Alzheimer's Project in Broward and Miami-Dade Florida. Read more

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We family caregivers also need and deserve our own guiding set of principles, our own manifesto: The Fearless Caregiver Manifesto. Read more

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How do we balance our needs with the needs of those around us? Maybe it is okay that we don’t know the answer as long as we are searching. Finding the balance is truly an art form. Read more

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