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Thoughtful Gifts for the Caregivers 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 perfect caregiving gift. The Gift of Rest and Relaxation Sometimes […]

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Keeping 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 between 30 and 40 hours a week in this role […]

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Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Relief

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, decreased stress and inflammation, and a sense of calm. Science […]

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Facing a Scary Diagnosis with Positivity and Love

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 to baby Lilly, however, both Michael and Heather knew something was wrong. That first hour proved to be critical. The infant was rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and taken into […]

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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 at 100 percent to give 100 percent.” Here, West provides […]

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