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Category Archive: Caregiving


Thoughtful Gifts for the Caregivers in Your Life

Thoughtful gifts for the caregiver in your life.

As the weather begins to turn and holiday decorations starting taking their place, the worry of what to get others—including the caregivers you know—begins. Finding a gift for a caregiver doesn’t have to be stressful or time consuming, however. Here are a few ideas that might help you find the […]

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Keeping a Marriage Together While Caregiving

Tips on how to keep a marriage together while caregiving.

Taking care of a sick loved one, whether an older family member or a child, can take its toll on a relationship. The caregiver feels pulled in many directions, trying to balance family, work, friends and caregiving. According to a survey by the National Alliance for Caregiving, caregivers can spend […]

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Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Relief

Meditation can be a quick and easy way to relax.

Here are some meditation myths: you need at least an hour, an abundance of floor pillows, an affinity for incense, and a private guru to guide you. The truth: As little as 15 minutes a day of simple relaxation techniques help you achieve increased immunity, emotional balance, lower blood pressure, […]

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Our Family of the Month – November 2013

November Family of the Month

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a caregiver or family that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. Heather and Michael’s second pregnancy in 2008 had been fairly normal; nothing had been flagged as worrisome as the due date arrived. Within minutes of giving birth […]

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Six Ways to Find Time For Yourself

Six ways to find time for yourself

When you get on an airplane, you hear the drill: In case of emergency, put on your own oxygen mask, then help others. “I probably use that analogy in every class I teach,” says Jenny West, Caregiver Support Community Educator at Family Means in Stillwater, Minnesota. “You have to be […]

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