Serving as a family caregiver, whether during a health crisis or chronic illness, is a noble, honorable and magnificent act of love. But caregiving can also be relentless, isolating and sometimes scary to have so much responsibility. At CaringBridge, we honor the selflessness of caregiving, and the parents, spouses, siblings, adult children and dear friends thrust into the role, often without warning, when life turns on a dime.

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Caregiving Using CaringBridge

How to Start a Prayer Chain

Prayer is among the most ancient of human practices, and to this day billions of people believe in its power. Prayer transcends religions, denominations, sects and belief systems of all kinds. It is used in a multitude of ways: to seek comfort, make a request, ask for guidance, heal and restore, express sorrow, celebrate joy,… Read More

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Caregiving Using CaringBridge

7 Things You Should Never Say to Patients or Caregivers

In the best-selling book, “There is No Good Card for This: What to Do and Say When Life is Scary, Awful and Unfair to People you Love,” authors Emily McDowell and Kelsey Crowe say it’s not surprising that well-intentioned people often stumble as they try to express love, hope and compassion to patients and caregivers…. Read More

Storytelling is good for memory-loss patients.

Dementia Caregiver Tip: Have Patients Tell Stories

It’s been said that when an old person dies, a library burns to the ground. Their treasure-trove of memories, life experiences and teachable moments is lost forever. But recent findings reveal that allowing people with memory loss to talk about their lives and encouraging them to tell their personal stories contributes to their well-being. Surprisingly,… Read More

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3 Things Your Loved Ones Should Hear From You, NOW!

Since Sona Mehring’s journey with CaringBridge began in 1997, our founder has come to believe that no one should be left wondering whether their life has mattered. Driving home to the Twin Cities from Milwaukee after a recent visit with my son and daughter-in-law, I soaked up the pleasure of uninterrupted podcasts. One of my… Read More

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