Caregiving

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Remembering God While Fearing Alzheimer's

At work on a book about his family’s history with the disease, an apprehensive author’s faith kicks in.

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Restoring Peace and Happiness to Your Holidays Despite Covid Challenges

It’s easier to navigate the season when you lower expectations and understand your own needs.

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Lori Durham (left) with Allison and Betty; photo by Charlotte Kesl

Suddenly She Was a Sandwich Generation Caregiver

First her daughter and her husband moved in. Then her mother-in-law. So much for her empty nest.

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Lori Durham; videography by Mike Barton

Lori Durham's Advice for Sandwich Generation Caregivers

Lori Durham, who found herself with a full house and new responsibilities shortly after retirement, shares tips for caregivers in a similar situation.

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How to Care for Yourself While You Care for Your Loved Ones

It’s anything but selfish to take respite as a caregiver, especially during Covid-19.

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7 Tips to Improve Your Loved One’s Sleep Routine, as Well as Your Own

The stresses and disruptions of Covid-19 have made good sleep habits more important than ever.

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Alzheimer's and the power of memory

Alzheimer's and the Powerful World of Memory

An old dog and an upcoming book inspire thoughts on the disease, family and who we are.

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Caregiving: Your Best Is Good Enough

In this excerpt from Strength & Grace Magazine, a loving wife caring for her ill husband receives a  much-needed reminder to be gentle on herself. 

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Supporting Military Caregivers

Millions of Americans take on the stressful job of caring for wounded military and veterans at home. Several national organizations help them.

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4 Ways to Help Your Loved One Head Safely into Winter

With the challenges of Covid, it’s important to prepare now to combat health risks.

Lynn Rufing; photo by Mary Ann Carter

She Gave a Vietnam Vet the Love He Needed in His Final Days

She thought that she had failed the formerly homeless veteran in her role as a caregiver, but she soon realized her loving care was enough.

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Lynn Rufing

A Visit to a Medical Foster Home for Veterans

Lynn Rufing, a career nurse, shares how she, her husband, and their newly adopted daughters worked to open their home to veterans in need of care.

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5 Tips to Adjust Your Expectations as a Caregiver

You can make life easier by accepting a more realistic version of your role.

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An aging mother in wheelchair converses with her caregiver son.

Caring for a Parent When Your Relationship Has Been Strained

Whether you assume a hands-on or a backseat role, caregiving may offer an opportunity for healing.

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