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Panic_ButtonYou do your best to stay calm. But so much can go wrong in a caregiving day that’s it’s almost impossible not to panic.

You can’t find what you need. You don’t understand what to do. You won’t be able to pay the bills. You can’t get a break. You don’t have enough hours in the day. You won’t be able to enjoy a night out and away from the stress.

Your heart races, your palms sweat, your mind goes blank. With all the can’t’s, don’t’s and won’ts, it’s easy to understand the panic.

Because you already have to give up so much, protect your moments from panic.

When the moment starts to overwhelm, take back your moment. Focus on the right now. Take your deep breaths. Close your eyes and visualize that you can, you do and you will.

You can.

You do.

You will.

Put panic in its place. Your moments are within your control.

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About Denise Brown

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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.


  1. Avatar of Casandra

    This is so absolutely true. I suffer from anxiety since Marc has been sick but I have been trying to keep perspective. All of these tips are very useful.

  2. Avatar of Chris

    You don’t know how much I needed this right now

  3. Avatar of Il

    Wow I need to rest. Thank you bye :)

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