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From Sister to Schizophrenia Caregiver

In 2006, author Sarah Rae’s brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Now she shares the challenges of the journey that led up to his diagnosis – and what came next – in her new book, The Fog of Paranoia. Here’s a quick Q&A with Sarah about the experience chronicled in her book. CaringBridge: It’s clear from your writing that your older […]

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Our Caregiver Family of the Month – August 2013

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a caregiver or family of the month that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. Whether it’s in a classroom or on a CaringBridge Site, communication is important to success. Walt S., an educator, knew this. And during his treatment for lung cancer, he decided to stay in touch with […]

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How to Collect Family Oral Histories

Stories are incredibly powerful ways to connect families. Take my grandfather’s stories. He was never a man to brag, but by asking him a few questions, I discovered that he lived a remarkable life. One year, I spent several winter afternoons with him and a tape recorder, asking him to tell me his favorite memories. He talked about growing up […]

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Caregiving Alone? How to Get the Caregiving Help You Need

Anyone coping with a difficult health journey needs a caregiver – someone who steps up as their advocate, cook, errand-runner, communicator, valet, secret shopper and much more. If you’re that caregiver, you know the reality check: time is limited, you can’t be everywhere at once, and there are always unforeseen emergencies large and small. We get it, and we’re here […]

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10 Ways to Stay Productive While You Wait

Caregiving takes compassion and commitment. It also requires patience to serve the person in your care. Standing in line at the pharmacy and supermarket, waiting in the doctor’s office or at physical therapy, in a traffic jam or at a red light when running errands…you could be using that time with a purpose. What are the best ways for a […]

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