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Dear BH: First, let me assure you that burning out from being on call 24/7 is predictable and normal. Secondly, try not to compare yourself to other caregivers. We are all different and have different stressors. Caregiving of any type is a challenge. Read more →

Dear Grace: You've just been through your first Thanksgiving since your husband's death. Your first Christmas is quickly approaching. The world out there is telling you that, since it is Christmas, you should take part in the holiday spirit. Read more →

...While many of us have experienced wonderful Christmases, our memories of perfect holidays are likely skewed. 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 →

“Care partnerships with loved ones living with dementia are challenging at any stage,” says Daniel C. Potts, M.D., fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. Read more →

Dear WU: What you’re going through is hard but normal for someone who is used to the role of sole caregiver. Rocky as your relationship with your dad has been, it’s what you’re used to. Read more →

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Dear CL: Of course you are burned out. Nearly anyone would be under these circumstances. Looking for a different living arrangement for your mom makes complete sense. Such a change could help you regain a feeling of having some control over your own life, Read more →