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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 from … Continue reading

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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 for … Continue reading

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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 is … Continue reading

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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 & … Continue reading

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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 heart … Continue reading

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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 need, … Continue reading

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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 a caregiver … Continue reading

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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 the … Continue reading

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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 are … Continue reading

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