Many of the pages of my site deal with caregiver support and how to deal with the stress and challenges. My goal has been to help others understand the issue. It is also my goal to offer useful advice on coping with this situation.
I have begun to realize that you might have some great ideas for coping with or alleviating this kind of stress.
I have added to the site what I do to give myself that boost of new energy every day to keep me going in the right direction. Could you share your experience and you hard earned knowledge with others?
- Have you had to deal with caregiver stress?
- Is there something that you do to relax tense muscles?
- Is there something you know to avoid that makes your job easier?
- What strategies do you use to juggle your own families needs with your care giving responsibilities.
How about sharing your story, the good, the bad and the ugly so many people will benefit. You will benefit too.
I Need Your Help! and So Do Other Readers! Let Others Know They Are Not Alone.
Are you a caregiver? Have you had to deal with caregiver stress? Share your story and let someone know they are understood and accepted.
If you have suggestions or tips we would love to hear about those too.
Please understand that I will not tolerate abusive or disrespectful comments on my site. I have created this support forum as a "soft place for people to land."
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