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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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A Nation of Caregivers

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 Generous Americans have big hearts, plus loyalty and pride. We […]

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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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