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Category Archive: Emotional Support


Our Caregiver Family of the Month – September 2013

The Power of CaringBridge: connection

Every month, CaringBridge recognizes a caregiver or family that brings to life our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. CaringBridge was happy and proud to welcome our September Family of the Month recently when they visited our Minnesota headquarters. Rhonda Z., her husband and eldest daughter spoke […]

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Dementia Caregiver Tip: Have Patients Tell Stories

Storytelling is good for memory-loss patients.

It’s been said that when an old person dies, a library burns to the ground. Their treasure-trove of memories, life experiences and teachable moments is lost forever. But recent findings reveal that allowing people with memory loss to talk about their lives and encouraging them to tell their personal stories […]

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Good Deeds Create Instant Karma

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She was tiny, ancient, and very, very slow. The old woman, stooped with osteoporosis and carrying a large grocery bag, inched toward the supermarket entrance. “Can I help you?” I asked. She said yes without hesitation and handed me the bag (it was feather-light). Minutes later we reached the customer […]

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Our Caregiver Family of the Month – August 2013

August Family of the Month

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 […]

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How to Collect Family Oral Histories

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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 […]

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