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How my caregiving stint reveals disturbing dark side

I always considered myself a nurturing person. Though I don’t have children, I am a classic hoverer and worrier — a regular Johnny-on-the-spot whenever friends or family require emotional or medical support.

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Family caregivers need help too

Elderly Americans’ well-being is at risk unless the U.S. does much more to help millions of family caregivers who sacrifice their own health, finances and personal lives to look out for loved ones.

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How to avoid caregiver burnout

By Judith Boyko As Americans live longer and remain independent in their homes, responsibilities for caring for them fall on family members and friends. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, more than 65 million Americans provide care without pay for individuals in their communities. AARP reports that the “estimated economic value of their unpaid […]

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Resolutions for the family caregiver

By Doug Peck One of the hardest lessons I had to learn as a caregiver was that I could not provide all the hands-on care that was needed by myself. I had to learn that you are still a caregiver even when you get outside help. Your resolution this year: Don’t do it all alone. […]

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Avoiding caregiver burnout

By Jeannette Sheehan Caregiving is a balancing act. In an age where many of us are burning the candle at both ends, we often prioritize caring for ourselves at the bottom of our list. We must recognize that we need to take time for ourselves in order to be a better caregiver to those depending […]

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