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Family Matters: Four Ways to Reduce the Stress of Caregiving

Caregiving is especially hard on families. Yet there are ways to manage that stress, says Robert Kane, M.D., director of the Center on Aging at the University of Minnesota and author of It Shouldn’t Be This Way: The Failure of Long-Term Care and The Good Caregiver. How can you manage such stress? Kane offers these tips: Talk to Each Other Discuss what […]

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Keep Kids’ Boredom at Bay with Crafts!

Caregiving is often a matter of juggling tasks – making sure the person for whom you’re caring has everything he or she needs, while you keep your kids from uttering the dreaded words, “We’re bored!” Finding Simple Crafts The Internet can be a great place to find activities and crafts that will interest your kids. Many of the crafts don’t […]

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Take Care of Yourself, Caregivers!

I remember the day I got my first gray hair. It was a Wednesday in June 2005 and the doctor had just told us my mom had multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. Of course, the first thing my mom did after hearing this news was to look over at me and ask, “Honey, are you alright?” It was […]

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Useful Tips for Long Distance Caregiving

In-person caregiving can be difficult. Taking care of someone when you are doing it from a distance can feel downright overwhelming. The Mayo Clinic and the Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving have helpful suggestions if you’re just starting down that caregiving road, but don’t live nearby. Get Organized You’ll need information about your loved one’s medical condition, as well […]

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Your Caring Community – a Gateway to Healing

Question: When someone is experiencing a health event, what makes them feel better than anything else? Medicine? A good book? An adjustable bed? No, it’s something even simpler. It’s connection. It’s knowing that you have a community of people who truly love and care about you. It’s sharing news and receiving words of encouragement. It’s knowing that even in your […]

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