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Counseling for Caregivers

An article by Denise Clark, titled "The Importance of Counseling for Caregivers," shares some good advice that could help guide a stressed caregiver into a counseling situation, where he or she could safely talk about issues that might otherwise be stuffed. Clark begins:

"Caregivers are in a unique position to provide care for the physical, mental and spiritual needs of parents and other loved ones. However, who cares for the caregiver’s needs?"

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Actually, I know quite a bit about that. Alcoholism is a huge and hidden problem with our elders. If you'd like to click on the Google seach box "search this site" and type in Alcohol*, you should pull up some posts. Also, go to and type in Bursack and Alcohol* and you should find my blogs there. I will personally email, you as well.

I see that your focus here is Alzheimers. I don't have a frame of reference for that, thankfully, but I would be interested in anything on caring for aging alcoholic parents. If you know of any resources...please send them my way!

Have a great day!

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