• Caregiver Exhaustion

    Caregiver exhaustion is a real issue.  It sometimes amazes me how exhausted I am after spending a lot of time with my in-laws. Especially when taking FIL for medical appointments, and even more when it’s an all-day...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Iowa Caucus Day Message From Fed Up, Beaten-Down, Even Jailed Caregivers

    Today is the day my community, the Quad-Cities, basks in the national limelight. It’s Iowa Caucus day. Today I am composing this open letter to the presidential candidates regarding an issue important to me and so many...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Self Neglect and Depression In Caregivers: Why You Need to Put Yourself First

    This article on Self neglect and Depression in Caregivers was submitted by Mel Gaynor… It is not uncommon for carers to feel extremely guilty when they do something purely for themselves – or even when they enjoy...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Life After Caregiving, Re-entering, One Step at a Time

    Life After Caregiving Re-entering Life, One Step at a Time was written by Sharon Clayton, a caregiver and friend. I want to tell you a story and it’s not a bad one, a sad one, or an...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • A Caregiver’s Journey Includes Loneliness

    A caregiver’s journey… Sometimes we feel so alone in our lives… no one seems to give a damn about what happens to us as caregivers, what kind of toll it will take. It really doesn’t help much...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    Negative Effects of Sleep Deprivation in Caregivers Can Be Reversed in 30 Minutes

    Sleep deprivation in caregivers is rampant. There is good news on the horizon. A 30 minute nap is beneficial to your health! We have all heard of the negative effects of sleep deprivation in caregivers :  forgetfulness,...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    The Negative Emotions of Caregiving that Will Kill You

    There are many negative emotions of caregiving that cause undue stress. Long term or chronic stress does kill. So let’s discuss what these emotions are and what you may want to do to overcome them. Caregiver GUILT...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    Need Affordable and Available Respite Care Services? Share Here

    Need Affordable and Available Respite Care Services? I know that you do. As part of our ongoing journey to get Caregiver Relief on the agenda for policy changes,  we want to collect as many stories on specific topics...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    The Importance of “ME TIME”, by The Reluctant Caregiver

    Yes, it’s me the Reluctant Caregiver again; I’m the one who never stopped being ambivalent about caring for both my invalid, elderly parents at home. I was always committed to their health and happiness, but the only...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    10 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Aging Parents

    Family care givers/ care partners are dealing with difficult aging parents every day. Here is a scenario that could play out in every home in the US or other parts of the world… Henry, at 89 years...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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