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Mindful Magazine

Well-meaning friends and relatives may say: “Life doesn’t give you more than you can handle.” But that doesn’t mean you have to handle it alone. Caregiving can be relentless, exhausting, and overwhelming.

For family caregivers like myself, there can be a sense of loneliness and isolation, which can affect your overall health and well-being. As a friend of a family caregiver, take the first step of building a short list of close family or friends who are able to help in any way.

November 30, 2015

Chicago Health

When you’re caring for a sick spouse or parent, it can be difficult to find time to enjoy hobbies, exercise or even schedule routine appointments such as dental checkups. As a result, caregivers sometimes suffer from depression, increased anxiety and deteriorating health.

CaringBridge is another popular site for caregivers. It was launched in 1997 primarily as a tool for people to update friends and family about a loved one’s illness or recovery.

November 18, 2015

Omaha World-Herald

Something as big and faceless as the Internet surely couldn’t hold the intimacy necessary to promote real relationships and create communities. Deanna Thompson, a religion professor in Minnesota, believed that was the case.

Thompson thought digital technology stunted face-to-face interaction. Then she was diagnosed in 2008 with late-stage breast cancer. The way a website called CaringBridge kept friends apprised of her situation changed her perspective.

October 18, 2015

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

CaringBridge, Eagan, hired Philip Noyed as creative director.

October 16, 2015

U.S. News & World Report

When you’re in the midst of a personal or family health crisis, so much happens at once. Between making decisions, absorbing medical twists and turns, and just trying to stay calm, it’s hard to keep everyone you care about updated and informed.

One way is to connect through online health tools that allow you to communicate with a chosen community. A popular option is CaringBridge, a website for quickly sharing information while sparing you a barrage of texts, emails and phone calls.

October 16, 2015

Sun Thisweek

CaringBridge, the nonprofit organization created to help people remain connected to their family and friends when experiencing a health journey, hires Chee Wong as Chief Technology Officer.

As a member of the senior leadership team, Wong will provide vision and strategic direction for all aspects of technology for the CaringBridge organization.

October 14, 2015

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