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Tom McNulty

Tom McNulty is a guest blogger for CaringBridge and the author of “CLEAN LIKE A MAN – Housekeeping for Men (and the Women Who Love Them)”.

Seven Ways to Use Humor for Healing

Caregiver humor helps healing.

It’s tough to maintain your sense of humor when you’re in pain, recovering, cooped up — or giving care to someone who’s dealing with these challenges. But using humor as a coping technique can defuse stress, brighten your general outlook and enhance your overall health. Laughing at life’s difficulties (or […]

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A Nation of Caregivers

American Caregivers are everyday heroes.

The Fourth is here again – Independence Day. A day to watch the parade with a kid on your shoulders, eat barbecue, take in fireworks and celebrate our American heritage. And from where we sit here at CaringBridge, it’s a time to remember two things about being Americans. First, We’re […]

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How to Make Summer Holidays More Fun for Those with Sensory Issues

Making Summer Holidays Fun for Everyone.

Independence Day is rapidly approaching – a day that brings very loud noises, unusual foods, big crowds and other activities that aren’t welcomed by someone who gets over-taxed on holidays. If someone in your family has sensory issues, the glorious Fourth may not be a day they want to celebrate. […]

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Pets Can Make Caregiving Easier

Pets can ease the burden of caregivers

Dogs, cats and other pets are more than loving, cute companions. Studies have shown that their presence can benefit a person’s physical and mental well-being. Simply being around a pet can help people lower their blood pressure and reduce stress. Inspiring a Positive Mood Animals can also help combat loneliness, […]

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If You’re a Caregiver, Try these Techniques to Relieve Stress.

There are many ways to manage the stress of caregiving.

Caring for another person is stressful. Whether you’re the main caregiver or one of several, helping someone who is ill or recovering can exact an emotional toll. In fact, one American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) study found that about one in three caregivers rate their stress level as “high”. […]

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