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Caregiving for a Dear Friend with Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS): Part II of a Hope-Inspiring Story

Contributed By Shirley A. Woods EDITOR’S NOTE: In a previous post, our dear friend Jackie Barber told the inspiring story of how she is overcoming the dreaded Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) that eighteen months ago left her completely paralyzed . . . → Read More: Caregiving for a Dear Friend with Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS): Part II of a Hope-Inspiring Story

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Thank a Caregiver Week, Nov. 4-10, Sponsored by National Parkinson Foundation

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has announced that, as part of observing National Family Caregivers Month in November, it will for the first time sponsor Thank a Caregiver Week during the week of November 4 through 10, 2012. “Caring . . . → Read More: Thank a Caregiver Week, Nov. 4-10, Sponsored by National Parkinson Foundation

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Free Webinar on Relationships & Parkinsons - August 23, 2012

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is offering a Free Webinar about “Relationships and Parkinson’s” on Thursday, August 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Kara Barton, MSW, LCSW, from the University of Southern California, will discuss strategies for coping with changes . . . → Read More: Free Webinar on Relationships & Parkinsons – August 23, 2012

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Overcoming Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) - A Hope-Inspiring Story of Courage & Determination

Contributed By Jackie Barber EDITOR’S NOTE: Our dear friend Jackie Barber tells the moving story of how she is overcoming the dreaded Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) that one year ago left her completely paralyzed from neck to toe. This . . . → Read More: Overcoming Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) – A Hope-Inspiring Story of Courage & Determination

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Helen, a Caregiver at a Senior Center, Tells How Health Reform Has Helped Her and Other Seniors

Helen, a senior who works at a Senior Center in Philadelphia, tells her story on how health care reform has helped her and other seniors. She explains how the free preventive services provided to seniors under the Patient Protection . . . → Read More: Helen, a Caregiver at a Senior Center, Tells How Health Reform Has Helped Her and Other Seniors

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Healthy Cooking: How to Cook a Super Healthy Chicken Salad Veronique

Here’s how to cook a super healthy and super delicious chicken salad veronique from ShareWIKI.com. Watch Jim Perko, Executive Chef at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute . . . → Read More: Healthy Cooking: How to Cook a Super Healthy Chicken Salad Veronique

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Electronic Health Records Can Relieve Caregiver Stress; A Caregiver Tells Her Story

Cynthia Whisker, a social service coordinator who counsels families and seniors about how to handle the stress of caregiving for their loved ones, has herself become a caregiver for her husband. Her husband underwent both a liver transplant and . . . → Read More: Electronic Health Records Can Relieve Caregiver Stress; A Caregiver Tells Her Story

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Will You Care For Me? Feel the Compassion & Love of a Caregiver in Response to This Touching Song

In trying to help caregivers, emphasis is often placed on the difficulty and stress of the role. But, the positive side of caregiving, the emotional rewards we feel as caregivers when we provide love and care to those in . . . → Read More: Will You Care For Me? Feel the Compassion & Love of a Caregiver in Response to This Touching Song

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How To Stay Fit At Any Age

Read inspiring stories of how to stay fit at any age, provided by the Go4Life website of the National Institute on Aging, part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Here is an example: Grandmother Fay – . . . → Read More: How To Stay Fit At Any Age

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To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed

To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed, by Alix Kates Shulman, is a beautiful, poignant love story spanning several decades. This memoir will touch your heart, and will touch home for you if you are or have been . . . → Read More: To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed

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Caregiver Story: It’s not easy to walk a mile in your elderly Mom’s shoes!

Dealing with bureaucracies in behalf of an aging parent can prove frustrating.  Not only does it involve handling finances, but also role reversal. Lisa Black details her experiences in becoming the caregiver for her mother. See Lise’s Story in . . . → Read More: Caregiver Story: It’s not easy to walk a mile in your elderly Mom’s shoes!

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Featured Caregiver Story of the Month – January, 2011:

The Video story of the Wedekings of Minnesota. The Wedekings from Spoke Your Mind on Vimeo.

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‘Tis the Season to Celebrate the Joys of Caregiving

by Kathryn Haslanger, Senior VP for Community Benefit and External Affairs for VNSNY for The Huffington Post Amidst the difficulties of caregiving can be found a satisfaction of just one more of the things really worth doing. Some of the rewards . . . → Read More: ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate the Joys of Caregiving

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Caring for the Elderly

Links to helpful resources for caregivers, by the New York Times. Caring for the Elderly – NYTimes.com.

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CareWiki™ – Tips From Our Community: Other Helpful Resources For Caregivers

Please add your comments, suggesting other helpful resources/ links you have found for caregivers. Where a resource is state-specific, please indicate the state.

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CareWiki™ – Tips From Our Community: Best Resources On Inspiration & Humor For Caregivers

Please add your comments, suggesting helpful resources you have found On Inspiration & Humor For Caregivers.

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CareWiki™ – Tips From Our Community: Helpful Resources On Caregiver Self-Care, Coping & Handling Stress

Please add your comments, suggesting helpful resources you have found On Caregiver Self-Care, Coping & Handling Stress. Where a resource is state-specific, please indicate the state.

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CareWiki™ – Tips From Our Community: Helpful Resources On Finding Geriatric Care Managers & Other Care Advisors & Professionals

Please add your comments, suggesting helpful resources you have found On Finding Geriatric Care Managers & Other Care Advisors & Professionals. Where a resource is state-specific, please indicate the state.

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CareWiki™ – Tips From Our Community: Helpful Resources For Caregivers On Assisted Living & Care Facilities

Please add your comments, suggesting helpful resources you have found On Senior Housing: Assisted Living & Care Facilities. Where a resource is state-specific, please indicate the state.

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CareWiki™ – Tips From Our Community: Helpful Resources For Caregivers On Home Health-Care

Please add your comments, suggesting helpful resources you have found On Home Health-Care For Seniors. Where a resource is state-specific, please indicate the state.

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CareWiki™ – Tips From Our Community: Helpful Resources For Caregivers On Financial & Legal Information

Please add your comments, suggesting helpful resources you have found on Financial & Legal Information For Caregivers. Where a resource is state-specific, please indicate the state.

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CareWiki™ - Tips From Our Community: Helpful Resources On Wellness – Diet, Exercise & Activities

Please add your comments, suggesting helpful resources you have found on Wellness/ Prevention – Diet, Exercise & Activities. Where a resource is state-specific, please indicate the state.

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CareWiki™ – Tips From Our Community: Helpful Caregiver Resources On Alzheimer’s

Please add your comments, suggesting helpful resources you have found on Alzheimer’s Disease. Where a resource is state-specific, please indicate the state.

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CareWiki™ – Tips From Our Community: Helpful Resources for Caregivers On High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease & Stroke

Please add your comments, suggesting helpful resources you have found on High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease & Stroke. Where a resource is state-specific, please indicate the state.

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CareWiki™ – Tips From Our Community: Helpful Resources On Long-Distance Caregiving

Please add your comments, suggesting helpful resources you have found on long-distance caregiving. Where a resource is state-specific, please indicate the state.

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CareWiki™ - Tips From Our Community: Helpful Resources On How to Deal With Difficult Elderly Behavior

Please add your comments, suggesting helpful resources you have found on how to deal with difficult elderly behavior. Where a resource is state-specific, please indicate the state.

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CareWiki™ – Tips From Our Community: Helpful Resources for Caregivers On Cancer

Please add your comments, suggesting helpful resources you have found on Cancer. Where a resource is state-specific, please indicate the state.

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CareWiki™ – Tips From Our Community: Helpful Resources for Caregivers On Other Medical Ailments Commonly Faced By Seniors

Please add your comments, suggesting helpful resources you have found on Other Medical Ailments Commonly Faced By Seniors. Where a resource is state-specific, please indicate the state. Depending upon level of response and interest, we may create separate topics . . . → Read More: CareWiki™ – Tips From Our Community: Helpful Resources for Caregivers On Other Medical Ailments Commonly Faced By Seniors

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CareWiki™ – Tips From Our Community: Helpful Resources On Checklists for Caregivers & Advice on Managing Care

Please add your comments, suggesting helpful resources you have found on checklists for caregivers & advice on managing care. Where a resource is state-specific, please indicate the state.

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The Caregiver Next Door

Moving stories of real caregivers, and an inspiring call to lend a hand, from the New York Times.  Read more…The Caregiver Next Door – The New Old Age Blog – NYTimes.com.

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How to Deal With Difficult Elderly Behavior

This is a new topic opened for discussion in our Forum. It will be moderated by a care professional and a family caregiver with experience dealing with Alzheimer’s and other dementia and difficult elderly behavior. As an opening, we . . . → Read More: How to Deal With Difficult Elderly Behavior

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