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Can Lightening Actually Strike 3 Times??

By Sharon | May 18, 2019

No matter your religious beliefs, there are times when things happen that can’t be explained. Some of you know this happens to me, often, especially since I have become an advocate for FTD and dementia. Well, it has happened again! If you recall, we first had Cameron helping Rod in his garden. Cameron went to…

Dementia Journal, May 15, 2019 — Emotions of a Caregiver

By Oldlamplighter | May 18, 2019

5 am Deborah Barr wrote a beautiful and wise book for caregivers titled, “Grace for the Unexpected Journey: a 60-day devotional for Alzheimer’s and other dementia caregivers.” I’m only about half-way through the book, but it’s already extensively marked up and tagged. Caregiving is indeed an “unexpected” journey for most of us who embark on…

The Payoff

By Sharon | May 16, 2019

I have been what some people would call an extreme advocate. You want to talk about dementia, especially FTD, I am there. I will tackle any opportunity to talk about FTD and dementia. I even have purple in my hair to start conversations in public about dementia. I have traveled from California to Washington, DC…

We’re Caregiving Professionals so What’s Our Professional Name?

By Denise | May 16, 2019

Submit an idea for our professional name on or before June 1 for a chance to win $100.

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A Caregiving Comfort: Anchor

Once, you think, you were calm, organized, on time.You almost don’t recognize who you’ve become: Disheveled, scattered and angry.

A Caregiving Comfort: Normal

People will see your crisis and ask, “What do you need?” They may wonder about your response, which may be, “I don’t know.”

A Caregiving Comfort: Snooze

We deserve ten minutes to take a break. The challenge is to not give our time away because our fear tempts us to believe we’re not strong enough to get up.

A Caregiving Comfort: Power

You can feel powerless to your caree’s pain and suffering. No matter what you do and how much you try, it can feel like you both live with a pain that hurts the body, the soul and the heart.

We believe caregiving stress is an overlooked epidemic in our communities. Please take a few moments to tell us about your stress from caring for those in your family with a chronic illness, injury or disease in our simple stress survey.

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A Caregiving Boost: Loud

How do we quiet our stresses and worries? I offer a cure to the loud that steals our ability to relax. 

A Caregiving Boost: A Five-Minute Breather

Loren M. Gelberg-Goff reminds us that, in the midst of overwhelm, we can find 5 minutes to refresh and rejuvenate our energies.

A Caregiving Boost: Bend

Seated or folded forward bends can provide us with calm and quiet the brain. Kathy Koenig gets us in the right position. 

A Caregiving Boost: Company

You can be surrounded by a company of family members and friends and still be lonely. How do you find the right company?

Meet Peter Rosenberger and His Mission of Hope

A 30+ year caregiver for his wife, Gracie, Peter Rosenberger understands the caregiver’s journey, and is on a mission to strengthen the family caregiver.

Meet a Caregiving Visionary Award Winner: Mike Eidsaune

Mike created Carely to create a purposeful communication environment that empowers family caregivers to come together around the care of their loved one.

Webinar: Healing from Guilt Fatigue

In this webinar, Denise helps you let go of the guilt and embrace what’s possible.

Webinar: Healing from Support Fatigue

You may support so many that it’s no wonder you’re tired to carrying that weight. In this webinar, we look at accommodating versus supporting and how you can add more support into your day.

Webinar: Healing from Grace Fatigue

In this 45-minute webinar, Denise M. Brown, founder of CareGiving.com, will help you heal from the pressure to be gracious, including to those who go MIA or make our lives even harder.

Webinar: Coping with Decision Fatigue

You make decisions every day for yourself and for your caree. No wonder you’re tired of making decisions. Denise Brown, CareGiving.com, offers suggestions to help.

Webinar: Healing from Bad Luck Fatigue

It can feel like you only have bad luck. In this webinar, we’ll focus on getting over the bad luck so that we can feel good again.

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