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Caregivers Attending Church

Caregivers Attending Church

“When we try to attend Church, it seems something ALWAYS goes wrong!” When caring for someone with dementia, isolation develops as an increasing challenge for family caregivers.  Many caregivers feel cut off from places of comfort and community, such as attending...

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How Can You Laugh at A Time Like This?!

How Can You Laugh at A Time Like This?!

    Our life as caregivers can be filled with grim and painful things, and those circumstances can transfer us into grim people. Thirty years as a caregiver has taught me the importance of humor and laughter.  Furthermore, I found it helpful to...

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Do You Feel Like the Pigeon or Statue?

It's easy for us as caregivers to think we're singled out for mistreatment. While we often WILL be taken advantage of and treated disrespectfully, there are times when we ourselves treat others poorly. How does knowing that help us be a better caregiver?...

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