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Family of the Month – January 2014

January Family of the Month

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a caregiver, volunteer or family that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. On April 11 2013, everything changed for Jeanine N. and her daughter, Jaidan, who appeared to be simply under the weather and in need of some […]

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Coping with Grief? Sink Into It.

We all have our ways of coping with grief.

Grief can be relentless, and loss overwhelming and isolating. You may never feel more alone than when you are grieving. But as powerless as you can feel, you may find strength in surrendering to what is versus what no longer is or will never be. Honor Your Emotions I suggest that […]

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To Thine Own Self Be True: Self Care for Caregivers

Caregivers Should Also Take Care of Themselves.

Being “the rock” in someone’s life — a caregiver — can take a big physical, emotional, and spiritual toll. And when your loved one is struggling, the last thing you’re inclined to do is take care of yourself. It may seem selfish to say, “Hey, I need to do something […]

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Medication Management for Seniors

Important tips on medication management for seniors.

A recent Yale study revealed that fully 75 percent of patients 65 or older don’t understand their medication routine after leaving the hospital — or they get an incorrect prescription at discharge. No wonder one of every three seniors ends up back in the hospital!  In fact, many older patients […]

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These Three Behaviors Might Be Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Helping Loved Ones with Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

When you can’t place a name or you forget why you walked into a room, have you ever wondered “Is it Alzheimer’s?” In fact, memory loss can be caused by many different factors, from normal aging to stress, drug side effects, excessive drinking and brain injury. So should you worry? […]

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