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Tips for Meaningful Visits to People with Memory Loss

Make the most of your time with people who have memory loss.

If you are a caregiver for someone who is suffering memory loss, it may fall on you to schedule visits with other family members. For those who are not used to the changing behaviors conditions such as Dementia or Alzheimer’s can bring, a visit can feel intimidating and unfamiliar. Here […]

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Caregiving: How long can I do this?

Caregivers shouldn’t lose sight of their own needs.

When was the last time you listened to birds singing? Or noticed tree leaf buds bursting open on a spring day? Or enjoyed the laughter of children? Can’t remember? That may mean you’re caring too much for other people and cheating yourself out of living your life. You also may […]

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Getting To the Realities of Stress — How Journaling Can Help

Journaling for stress relief is a powerful way to make life easier.

If you’ve never been stressed, you’re a rare human being indeed. Caregivers, with all you do, know this well. So in this post, I’ll help you define what stress is, learn how to identify it in your life, and give you a few suggestions to manage it. I’ll start by […]

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Enter to Win Our Share Your Heart Contest

How do you share your care, compassion and love?

People express their love and support in big and small ways every day. It could be anything from an encouraging note for someone’s first day on the job, to a thoughtful card telling a friend how much she means to you, or a declaration of love written in the clouds. […]

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How do you treat your child like a “normal” kid after treatment for a serious illness?

How long does a recovering child need special treatment?

Is “normal” just a setting on the washing machine? Is it possible to treat a child who has undergone cancer treatment as a normal kid? My immediate reaction is absolutely not! Even after completing treatment almost four years ago, I cannot do it no matter how hard I try. I […]

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