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Caregivers may walk away but they usually return to life's work

Sometimes a caregiver just has to walk away.

It’s not that they no longer care. It’s just that once in a while the pressure becomes too much or the person being cared for can become abusive. 706 more words

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Caregivers need more than advice on self-care

When you are a caregiver you may hear and read the following admonitions a lot:

Take care of yourself!

Get plenty of sleep!

Eat right! 956 more words

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For parents of autistic children, more social support means better health

Chronic caregiving stress has also been associated with poorer physical health — more pain, more disruptions from physical-health problems and lower overall health-related quality of life. 65 more words

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New Publication: Caregiver needs and stress in caring for individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Members of the iNAT (creators of this blog), and collaborators recently published new research about caregiver needs and stress for those caring for individuals with FASD. 160 more words

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Caregiver Burnout: Self Forgiveness Required

I read a letter to Dear Abby from a woman who had hit her dog once.

As I recall, the woman had been up around the clock for days caring for her much loved pet toward the end of his life. 827 more words

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Caregivers and guilt: must they go together?

Guilt is a problem in any caregiving role.

Are you a parent? I’ll bet you feel guilty because of a million things you didn’t do right, because of the times you didn’t give your full attention or weren’t able to be there, because of what you weren’t able to provide. 771 more words

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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

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