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“Caring Messages” Card Contest

Every day, people in need lean on the caregivers who tirelessly help them through tough times. To celebrate and support these personal heroes during National Family Caregiver Month, CaringBridge and Hallmark Cards, Inc. are kicking off the “Caring Messages” card contest. Participants can draw on their personal experiences to write a message of love and support for a caregiver or […]

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Be Smart When Managing Multiple Medications

It can be daunting for family caregivers to keep track of managing multiple medications for loved ones. But the more you know about each prescription and why it’s needed, and the more you ask for help from health-care professionals, the easier it is to avoid problems. Geriatrician James Pacala, M.D., the president of the American Geriatrics Society, offers these 5 […]

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The Mackall Family’s Definition of Courage

“Courage means knowing that although you are facing fears, adversity, and sometimes death, you know you can live through the moment…” In the late hours of a frigid night in January 2012, Officer Frank Mackall was answering a call from dispatch when he hit black ice, lost control of his squad car and slammed into a tree. Frank’s wife, Lisabeth, […]

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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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What enCOURAGEs you?

Caring and Courage Go Hand in Hand Because we believe that caring and courage go hand in hand, we’ve gathered four inspiring quotes about courage. Take a moment to vote for your favorite. Vote for Your Favorite Courage Quote Share Words of Encouragement What words of wisdom about courage do you have? Please share your favorite quote about courage with us in […]

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