Tell Us: Your Advice to a Friend New to Caregiving

Wisdom_2Earlier today, I wrote about a new guide that’s now available called A Caregiving Survival Guide. In the guide, you share your best suggestions, tips and resources with a friend, colleague or family member who is new to a caregiving role. You pass along your wisdom, your lessons learned and your best solutions to help a friend caring for a family member with a chronic illness.

So, I’d love know: What advice would you offer to a friend who is new to caregiving? Please share your tips in our comments section, below. I’ll choose a random winner to receive gifts to give a friend: Copies of A Caregiving Survival Guide, The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey and Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Family Caregivers. When you present your friend with this three-book gift set, you give your friend wisdom, answers and comfort.

I look forward to reading your wisdom.

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About Denise Brown

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

2 thoughts on “Tell Us: Your Advice to a Friend New to Caregiving

  1. Avatar of G-JG-J

    Breathe. Have patience with yourself and others. When things aren’t going well, try something else. Be as kind to yourself as you would be to someone else. Get support. Visit!

  2. Avatar of ejourneysejourneys

    1. You are not alone. Your feelings and experiences are valid.
    2. Get support. Get help. Come to Seek out informational and other resources.
    3. Take it one day, one minute, one second at a time.
    4. You can fire your doctor.
    5. You are the authority on your caree.
    6. Honor your own health and needs however you can.


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