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Can a caregiver get a "Thank You"?

Gratitude is a lovely concept.

When you work hard to provide care for someone and you are exhausted to the point of tears from giving so much, sometimes you just want to hear, “Thank you.” As in, “Thank you for taking such good care of my mom.” As in, “Thank you for giving up income or a social life to deal with Dad.” As in, “Thank you for doing all of the messy caregiving tasks so… 652 more words


Judge not the Family Caregiver

Lately, I have been addressing the issue of judging other people.

I have written about not judging other caregivers for expressing anger, frustration, or resentment… 734 more words


Dear Star: Readers' Caregiving Questions

How can caregiver deal with own emotions and Mom’s diagnosis ?

My mother has Alzheimer’s and dementia. I am her caregiver and am under a lot of stress. 1,036 more words


Caregivers need support for their feelings

Last week I came across a reader’s comment to a post on caregiving stating that she often found herself so angry and depressed by her responsibilities that she no longer cared about living. 779 more words


Caregiving Laws of Detachment

 My grandmother arrived for Thanksgiving dinner in a depressed state after stopping first to visit her former neighbor in a nursing home. She regularly spoke about her neighbor and was upset at how infrequently the woman’s children came to visit her. 651 more words


New iNAT FASD Intervention Newsletter- Hot off the Press!

The latest edition of the iNAT FASD Intervention Newsletter is now available!

This season’s newsletter includes a spotlight on an Ontario school with an FASD-specific program, information about Dr. 38 more words

Caregiving should include activities in the week

Caregivers are among the busiest people I know. Whether they are paid for their work or whether they are unpaid family caregivers, they give their all when on duty. 343 more words