Items Tagged ‘caregivers’

July 6, 2018

A Nothing Day: Self-Care for Caregivers – Experts by Experience

By Harriet Hodgson harriethodgson1

“Today I’m going to have a Nothing Day,” I blurted to my husband. “I’m going to sit on the couch, put my feet up, read if I want to, take a nap, or stare straight ahead.” My wheelchair-bound husband turned to me and replied, “I understand.” He did understand because he has participated and watched […]

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Tags: caregivers, caregiving

June 1, 2018

The Choice and Challenge of Being “Good Enough”- A Caregiving Story – Experts by Experience

By Scott, Volunteer Mentor IndianaScott

Caregiving arrived without fanfare on her birthday–a June day in 2002–when my wife was diagnosed with brain cancer. It was in one of the small consultation rooms that I first heard the word ‘caregiver’ as my wife lay in a coma in the ICU, while I vacillated between being brave and despondent. There was no […]

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Tags: caregivers, patient advocacy

February 2, 2018

Kindness at the Margins for Caregivers – Experts by Experience

By Renata Louwers renatalouwers

With age, most of us realize the value of a solid night’s sleep, good nutrition, and exercise. We come to understand that this self-care greatly impacts how we feel, function, and perceive events around us. This is exponentially true for family caregivers of a person facing a terminal illness. Life as a caregiver to a […]

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