Tag Archive: caregivers

How to Make a Sunshine List

When caring for a person with a life-limiting illness, you are giving a tremendous gift. Yet this does not mean you have to give up yourself, nor do you have...
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When Your Loved One With Dementia Acts Aggressively

Hitting, pinching, scratching, hair-pulling, biting, threatening, shouting and swearing are just a few of the aggressive behaviors a person with dementia might display. Have you struggled with any of these...
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Caregiving and Facebook

Facebook is a popular social media tool for connecting with others. Increasingly, people are also using Facebook to keep friends and family updated on a loved one’s health care journey...
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Don’t Wait to Talk about Hospice

It’s an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Each member of the...
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Five Things to Know About The Grieving Teen

Adolescence is always difficult, but adding a loved one’s serious illness into the mix can make this time even more complicated. The needs of a grieving teenager are unique and...

Will Keeping a Journal Help Me Heal?

Journaling can help you express your feelings, especially when you are grieving. The journal is your confidant, close friend and trusted companion. What you say there is private. Remember to...
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Long-Distance Caregiving

Providing care for a loved one that is not close to home can be difficult. Fortunately, long-distance caregiving is not unusual and there are plenty of options to help care...
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How To Support a Friend Who Is Grieving

Marina Mails, NCC, LPC Bereavement Counselor II It seems that most of us are nervous when talking about a recent death and the pain of grief that follows. Social interaction...
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Anxiety and Caregiving

Marina Mails, NCC, LPC Bereavement Counselor II As a caregiver for your loved one you likely face daily anxiety-provoking situations. Perhaps you are watching someone that you love decline and...