In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, Certified Caregiving Consultant Louisa Stringer shares how developing a deeper awareness of one’s inner health can benefit women’s overall wellbeing while caring for a loved one with cancer. You can read more of Louisa’s writing on the caregiving experience here. At this point in our lives, we all…

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Dear Caregiving.com family, As you may have noticed, things are beginning to look a little different. These past couple of weeks, we have been looking into potential enhancements for the Caregiving.com website. We want to be transparent and work with you all so we can ensure we are only making changes that improve your experience.…

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I’ve been following the news about coronavirus since February. So in early March, I knew I had to have a conversation with my parents, who are 88 and 85, about their wishes related to hospitalizations if they show symptoms of COVD-19. The three of us came to the same conclusion: no hospitalizations. I would do…

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On a regular basis, we’re checking in with family caregivers to see how they’re managing during uncertain times. Today, we check in with Gina Tyckoson, who cares for her mom and works from home. Gina is also one of our Certified Caregiving Consultants and Educators.

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When I’m struggling to stay focused because I have too many worries, then I easily can fall into a disorganized state. I’ve found it helpful to spend a few moments every morning writing out my To Do list. I am purposeful about the writing part. I find comfort taking pen to paper. The writing —…

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When I can’t stop worry, I know the time has come to declutter. I’ll tell myself that I just need to spend 15 minutes organizing paperwork or shredding mail or organizing a drawer. Once I get started, I usually extend that 15 minutes into a few hours. Once I start, I want to keep going.…

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We write six-word stories to describe aspects of our caregiving days and lives. We also write these stories to reflect our current situations. Today, let’s write stories to document our life right now. In our comments section, below, please write as many six-word stories about your life right now as you’d like. You can write…

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When we worry so much about what could happen, we can lose hope that we’ll overcome what could happen next. The uncertainty leaves us feeling powerless and doubting our ability to cope. In essence, we lose hope. Or so it feels. I believe we are hope, which is why we may misplace it but never…

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I first learned about non-stick bandages the hard way. My father had fallen and scraped layers of skin off his arm as he hit the wall on his way down. An EMT wrapped his arm, from wrist to elbow, with gauze that the ER doctor later, as gently as possible, removed. Watching that doctor remove…

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I would like to know how you’re doing. In particular, I’d like to better understand the personal impact on you during a global crisis. I’m interested in hearing your right-now story. If you’d like to share your situation with me, please schedule a 15-minute appointment with me. After scheduling your session, you’ll receive a confirmation…

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