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To Thine Own Self Be True: Self Care for Caregivers

Caregivers Should Also Take Care of Themselves.

Being “the rock” in someone’s life — a caregiver — can take a big physical, emotional, and spiritual toll. And when your loved one is struggling, the last thing you’re inclined to do is take care of yourself. It may seem selfish to say, “Hey, I need to do something […]

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

There are many ways to manage the stress of caregiving.

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”. […]

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Power to the Patient

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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 […]

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Timesaving Tips for Today’s Busy Caregiver.

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How to Create More Time and Streamline Your Life With Some Timesaving Tips Life has lots of moving parts, and all of them eat up the clock. As jam-packed most of our lives are, that’s a real issue. You have errands to run, shopping to do, meetings to attend, kids […]

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Self-Care for Caregivers: Tips on Balancing Your Own Needs with Those You Care For

How to Balance Your Needs With Those You Care For.

Taking care of someone else is a selfless act of love, but it can easily become overwhelming. If you are a caregiver, you know how easy it is to put the needs of the person for whom you’re helping before your own. While it’s rewarding, it may also lead to […]

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