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Reflections from caregivers like you
A Love Letter to Family Caregivers
You are the best thing that could have happened your loved one, and we celebrate your unwavering commitment.
A Former Caregiver Looks Back with Wonder and Gratitude
OldLamplighter, who lost his mother in January 2020, shares what life after loss is like through the pandemic.
Find a Reason to Enjoy the Season
Positivity may be hard to come by in a year defined by loss, but it’s an enriching practice.
Caregiving Essentials: Take Care of Yourself
Reflecting on caring for his late mother at home, OldLamplighter reminds us that “the best way to take care of your loved one is to also take care of yourself, whatever it takes.”
My Caregiver Mantra
Self-care coach Nicole Dauz shares the mantras that calms her down during challenging caregiver moments.
What No One Really Tells You About Caregiving
For many family caregivers, the future is just too uncertain. Questions with no specific answers and abundant worries race through our heads.
The Power of Flowers and Photographs
I live in a part of the country blessed with unsurpassed natural beauty...
When Patience is Pushed to Its Limits
Sometimes caregiving duties can push us to a breaking point. Old Lamplighter talks about the times he lost patience caring for his mom and how he found strength and control.
I've Felt so Much, And Now I'm Numb
If you've ever felt numb through your caregiving experience, you're not alone. A common coping mechanism during periods of prolonged stress and trauma is suppressing your own feelings.
“For The One Who is Exhausted, A Blessing”
An Irish poem and some words of encouragement for the caregiver who's feeling uninspired and detached.
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