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What “Community” Means to Us – and to You

History’s first community was probably three or four cold illiterate folks huddled around a fire in a cave, long ago. Our early ancestors quickly figured out that “group living” had a lot going for it. Through the ages, communities evolved and grew because they consisted of hunters, gatherers, people who could make fires on a cold night and, yes, even […]

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Six Ways for Caregivers to Streamline Meal Prep

When you’re spending a great deal of time and energy caring for someone, other areas of your life might lag a bit. You know…things like cooking for your family. Like those times when you’re tired, you’re busy, and you had no time to think about dinner – even though your loved ones were definitely thinking about it. Tips and Tricks […]

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Our Caregiver Family of the Month – September 2013

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 to the staff about her breast cancer journey, her recovery […]

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From Sister to Schizophrenia Caregiver

In 2006, author Sarah Rae’s brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Now she shares the challenges of the journey that led up to his diagnosis – and what came next – in her new book, The Fog of Paranoia. Here’s a quick Q&A with Sarah about the experience chronicled in her book. CaringBridge: It’s clear from your writing that your older […]

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Dementia Caregiver Tip: Have Patients Tell Stories

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 contributes to their well-being. Surprisingly, it helps their caregivers, too. […]

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