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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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A Loving Family Keeps Siblings Together As Their Sister Goes Through Cancer Treatments

Siblings support their sister during cancer treatment.

When asked to write about how I helped my family cope with our daughter Marit’s cancer diagnosis and health journey, my first thought was this:  “I did nothing for anyone else in my family. I felt like I was consumed with caring for Marit, and forgot the other children.” Upon […]

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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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Father’s Day Book Review: “Tell My Sons…” by Mark Weber

“Tell My Sons…” review - heartfelt advice from a father.

I recently read a book that had a profound effect on me as a father. I thought that “Tell My Sons…” by Mark Weber would be an ideal volume to share with you to mark this Father’s Day. I also want to take this opportunity to honor a man I’ve […]

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“Hope Conquers All” Reveals CaringBridge Founder’s Motivation With Inspiring Stories.

“Hope Conquers All” is filled with inspirational stories.

In her new book “Hope Conquers All” (Center Street/Hachette Book Group, August 2013), Sona Mehring reveals that the illness and death of her friends’ infant in 1997 was the catalyst for the very first CaringBridge Site. Today, her nonprofit organization enables millions of people each year to share information during […]

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