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I first came across the term care partner in conjunction with Alzheimer’s disease. This, at first glance, would seem to be the last place where this term fits. People with Alzheimer’s need someone to take over their lives, right? The answer, of course, is nothing could be farther from the truth. Read more →

Daughterhood.org is there to support caregivers by helping them share the challenges, joys, and sorrows of caregiving with people who understand. Take 20minutes when you can spare the time to join us. Read more →

DEAR ROGER: You have every right to feel what you are feeling. Go ahead and be angry. Admit that you’re exhausted, frustrated and frightened. If you’re mad at God, you may want to talk with your spiritual leader for guidance. However, in my opinion, that’s okay. God’s big enough to handle it. Read more →

Caregiving is a strange beast: while every day can be different because the person for whom we are caring may have different needs or even an emergency, every day is the same in that our lives seem to focus on our loved one and we often let our own wants and needs slide. We can feel stressed from constant changes yet numbed by the sameness of needing to focus on the care of a vulnerable loved one. Often, we don’t even notice that we’ve slipped into a routine of combined stress and numbness until a friend or family member takes a moment to ask what is new in our lives. Read more →

It’s true that I hate the thought of losing mom, but it’s unlike her to give up like this! tougher! What can I do to make her see that she needs to keep fighting? – BV Read more →

During the last few years of my caregiving, while my mother-in-law and my parents were still alive, my son was still having major health issues, and I was working full time, I read about the term “sandwich generation.” Read more →

How can faith help both caregivers and people with dementia get through something that makes no sense even to those who believe in a loving God - or maybe especially to those who believe in a loving God? Read more →