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Dementia Journal, April 20, 2019

By Oldlamplighter | Apr 21, 2019

Things are getting harder and harder. I can’t bear to think of it, but I see Mom entering the last stage. I’m thinking more frequently of Hospice, particularly as I believe I’ll soon need a nurse or health professional to come in and check on Mom and advise me how to best ease her various…

Stop Telling Caregivers to Take Care of Themselves First!

By Bobbi Carducci | Apr 12, 2019

Advice for caregivers almost always includes a list of signs of caregiver stress and tips on how to address them. The unfortunate result is an actual increase in caregiver stress. Why? Because it puts the burden of fixing the problem on someone who is already overwhelmed. Caregiving is a 24-hour a day, seven days a…

Next in our Community Caregiving Journal: Polarize, Truth, Win

By Denise | Apr 3, 2019

Here’s how our Community Caregiving Journal work: Every Wednesday, I’ll post three new words for you to write about. Don’t worry about keeping up every week if that seems too difficult. Just write about any of the words whenever you can.

Next in our Community Caregiving Journal: Decisions, Dismay, Downfall

By Denise | Mar 27, 2019

Here’s how our Community Caregiving Journal work: Every Wednesday, I’ll post three new words for you to write about. Don’t worry about keeping up every week if that seems too difficult. Just write about any of the words whenever you can.

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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.

A Caregiving Comfort: Always

It seems like every day will be like this day. You’ll always be behind, tortured by worries, frazzled by the responsibilities. You’ll never get a break.

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Podcast: Meet Naomi Bourgeois, a Caregiving Visionary Award Winner

Through her company, Kikupal, Naomi is on a mission to change the way we give and receive help.

We’ll Be Okay: Reason No. 87

We can help another even during our own messy time. Our ability to help reminds us we have work yet to do.

We’ll Be Okay: Reason No. 88

We can borrow hope when it feels like our hope seems gone. Borrowing hope reminds us we hold our own hope.

Podcast: Meet a Caregiving Visionary Award Winner: Shawn Moore

Shawn, who cares for her husband, and her non-profit, Caregivers on the Homefront, offer Caregiver Mental Health and Wellness Restorative Weekends.

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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