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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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Who doesn’t feel overwhelmed sometimes by the bustle of the holiday season? Add to that the responsibility of caring for a frail elderly loved one, and burnout is simply a concept waiting to become reality. Read more

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Are you one of the 65 million Americans who care for a family member? One of the 20-50% of employees who tend to a loved one before going to work, then return to care again after a long hard day on the job? Read more

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That is the life of a caregiver. You are always fine because the focus is always on the person that you care for. You are “just fine” because if you think of allowing yourself to be anything other than fine, your legs will come out from under you. Read more

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The threat of the holidays being right around the corner strikes instant fear, terror and major stress into the hearts of almost everyone. However, there is hope for caregivers to enjoy the holiday season and still mak Read 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. Read 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 Read more

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I am having trouble sleeping at nights.  Usually I get so caught up in caring for my ailing Dad, that when it comes time to sleep, I cannot 'wind down'. Read more

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Caring for an elderly person can sometimes be demanding to the point of taking us to the breaking point. Read more

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Caregivers exert enough energy during the day to power a small nuclear submarine, but sleep deprivation is a common problem among a large percentage of caregivers. Read more

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There are many stresses and strains in the relationship between adult children and their aging parents, but one of the greatest of these stresses is the daily responsibility of caregiving. Read more

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Caregivers often carry around undeserved guilt, believing that they aren’t doing enough for their loved ones. This guilt can make the caregiving role even more stressful than it already is. Read more

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My husband is a stroke patient. Thankfully, he can still walk (with a slight limp), understand most everything said to him and is able to take care of his own personal needs. 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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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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Elderly people (that is, people aged 65 years and older) are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons: Read more

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Because caregiving is such a universal task, faced by nearly all of us at one time or another, I hope you find these strategies helpful. 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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