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Articles in this section (see left) address a variety of caregiving issues from planning finances to nurses' perspectives to poetry, journaling through the experience, tips, and more. We hope you'll send us your own experiences, questions, comments and suggestions for surviving the day-to-day frustrations and how you manage to put something fun in your days.
If you live a distance from your loved one and rarely actually see their living space, the holidays are a good opportunity to check up on them. Or, if you see them often, and have grown inured to the very gradual decline, now’s a good time to take a careful look around. There are clues … Continue reading Lovingly Nosy During The Holidays
When I read that reading helps stave off loneliness in the newsletter for Today’s Caregiver, I was thrilled — partly because I love to read and partly because I’m a writer and publisher. Reading, according to Emily Dickinson, who knew something about spending a lot of time on her own, is like a frigate that ‘takes … Continue reading Reading Helps Stave off Loneliness
We all have the guilt producing shoulda/coulda’s from time to time, but caregivers usually have the coulda/shoulda’s on a nearly daily basis. Yet as caregivers we often forget that we too have legitimate and important needs.That fact is only really apparent when our own health suffers in the course of caregiving. Even then, sometimes, we still … Continue reading Getting Rid of Caregiver Guilt