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Our Family of the Month – June 2013

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a caregiver or family of the month that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. After Ava’s diagnosis with cancer in 2012 and an unexpected and extended stay in the hospital, Jeff and Janell, Ava’s parents, used CaringBridge. Primarily using their site on-the-go, they were able to create instant updates […]

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Pets Can Make Caregiving Easier

Dogs, cats and other pets are more than loving, cute companions. Studies have shown that their presence can benefit a person’s physical and mental well-being. Simply being around a pet can help people lower their blood pressure and reduce stress. Inspiring a Positive Mood Animals can also help combat loneliness, lessen anxiety and confusion, provide visual and tactile stimulation, and […]

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If You’re a Caregiver, Try these Techniques to Relieve Stress.

Caring for another person is stressful. Whether you’re the main caregiver or one of several, helping someone who is ill or recovering can exact an emotional toll. In fact, one American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) study found that about one in three caregivers rate their stress level as “high”. Try These Tips The stress you may feel as a […]

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Power to the Patient

As a patient coping with a health event, you have to deal not only with your body changing drastically — sometimes suddenly and sometimes gradually — but also with a significant loss of self. Your independence is often compromised, and family members cluck and fret and frequently talk over you to your doctors. They mean well, but sometimes your caregiving […]

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