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About 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)”.

Tom's Posts:

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

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. Holidays like this may upset people with Sensory Processing Disorder […]

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Pets Can Make Caregiving Easier

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, lessen anxiety and confusion, provide visual and tactile stimulation, and […]

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

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”. Try These Tips The stress you may feel as a […]

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Timesaving Tips for Today’s Busy Caregiver.

How to Create More Time and Streamline Your Life With Some Timesaving Tips Life has lots of moving parts, and all of them eat up the clock. As jam-packed most of our lives are, that’s a real issue. You have errands to run, shopping to do, meetings to attend, kids to drop off, dogs to walk, deadlines to hit, bongo […]

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How to Choose the Right Thank-You Gifts for Caregivers.

Whether a caregiver is a healthcare professional, a family member or a friend, taking care of someone facing a health challenge can be a thankless task. This is especially true if a caregiver is working with someone who has long-term needs. Thank-you gifts for caregivers don’t have to be expensive or elaborate. As with any gift, it’s the thought that […]

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Caring for Someone with Special Needs? Here’s Some Help.

Caring for a family member with special needs can be a lifetime commitment. Whether a stroke or other major health event causes a disability, or a condition is diagnosed while one is an infant, taking care of individuals with special needs comes with a unique array of challenges. While there are no shortcuts or magical solutions, CaringBridge would like to […]

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