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CaringBridge Announces the “Share Your Heart” Contest Winner

More than 300 CaringBridge supporters from across the U.S. opened their hearts and entered the CaringBridge “Share Your Heart” photo, video, and essay contest in February, inspiring millions of people by sharing their everyday acts of kindness. The three-week contest invited people to submit the fun, unique and interesting ways they share love and support with friends and family. Heartfelt […]

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Hospitals Can Be Dangerous – Tips to Protect Your Loved Ones From Infections and Accidents.

Thanks to a wealth of great medical websites, we’ve never had access to more knowledge about health conditions and treatment choices. However, the average caretaker or advocate knows much less about potentially-harmful complications known as “Hospital Acquired Conditions,” or “HACs” that can be dangerous — even deadly. National Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 3-9 and shines a light on the […]

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Tips for Meaningful Visits to People with 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 are some caregiving tips to help make each visit more […]

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Caregiving: How long can I do this?

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 be cheating yourself out of your health. Caregiving can be […]

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Getting To the Realities of Stress — How Journaling Can Help

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 sharing two insights: If you don’t identify the problem, you […]

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