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I am a co-facilitator of a local Alzheimer's support group.  The trouble I am having is that the caregivers are dealing with various stages of the disease and some have already lost their loved ones. more

Sep 4, 2017 2:00 AM Carenotes 4 Comments

How many times in your caregiving have you heard the words “New Normal”? I myself have used the term in talking to others and at our cancer caregiver meetings. 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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“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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I take care of my 39 year old son who is dying from liver disease. He is on hospice care at home but they only come out once a week. more

Jun 19, 2017 11:57 AM Carenotes 1 Comments

I am looking to start a caregiver support group through our church. I need help starting, literature etc. Does anyone have suggestions please. more

Jun 9, 2017 11:49 AM Carenotes 1 Comments

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... more

May 31, 2017 10:00 AM Articles

A caregiver support group is a regularly scheduled, informal gathering of people whose lives are directly or indirectly affected by the caregiving needs of another. If you are thinking about starting a support group, start here. more

May 11, 2017 2:44 PM Articles