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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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Here are some caregiving tips on navigating the holidays (and beyond)

November is National Caregivers Month We at CaringBridge know that when you’re stepping up to help a friend or loved one on a health journey, the holidays can become an extra-stressful time. In addition to your already-jammed to-do list, being a caregiver during the holidays demands a good chunk of extra time – as well as taking more of a […]

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Celebrating Caregiver Month with a “Recipe for Ripples”

How to Change the World, one Small Act at a Time Even the biggest revolutions start small. First, an idea. Then many modest acts which, like ripples on a pond, spread out, overlap each other, and suddenly surge into something that changes millions of lives. CaringBridge staffer Melissa Bear believes in this, and has a “recipe for ripples” that can […]

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We’re celebrating National Caregiver Month – and you.

You help a family member or a friend who’s on a health journey. You’re a caregiver.  And for that, all of November is dedicated to you. If National Caregivers Month is something you never asked for, or it seems like a bit too much of a tribute, it’s not — not by a long shot. You Deserve More Than a […]

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Ideas for helping your caregiver

I recently read Melissa Bear’s series on “What it is like to be a caregiver.” Melissa, 26, writes about how difficult it was for her to ask for help as she cared for her ill mother every day. I’ve also talked with other people going through caregiving events in their lives, and know that Melissa’s thoughts and feelings are common. […]

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