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Finding Support

Posted by Paige Richardson in category Support on November 10, 2011

“There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers”                                                                                                                                    Rosalyn Carter

Family caregivers are friends, family, and neighbors who actively assist someone who is chronically ill and no longer able to care for him/herself. Their work is solitary and demanding. Finding support and resources can become overwhelming. Leaving your loved one to run necessary errands is difficult. Leaving to attend a support group may feel impossible. Don’t discount the benefits of support for both you and your loved one. For those who absolutely can’t get away, but can find a few minutes to spend online, try an online support group like Daily Strength or the Alzheimer’s Association Online Community. Both resources allow you to post concerns and receive comments of support from other caregivers.  It’s a good reminder that you are not alone!

 

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