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  • Sat 23 Sep 2017
  • Sat, September 23, 2017
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Grief, Our Silent Companion

Caregivers often silently carry around with them the constant, heavy feeling of grief. Sometimes ashamed of it, we may hide it from others. Burying it as deeply as possible in the hopes that no one else will see. Your grief can feel like a nagging and confusing failure, compounding the sorrow inside of you, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You are doing the best you can with the information you have available to you. Cut yourself some slack. Just because…

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Caregiver Fatigue and Crisis Prevention

It’s not always rainbows and lollipops…  Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you may not be able to pull yourself out of the fog.  Sleep deprivation, improper diet, sustained frustration and exhaustion are common with being a primary caregiver.  Circumstances like these can compound any feelings of solitude or helplessness, possibly leading to irrational or unsafe thoughts.  Far too many tragedies have occurred when someone waits too long to find others and seek help. You can view WebMD’s symptoms of Caregiver Burnout for further clarification…