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Question: My Dad passed away last year, and I put my mom in a Board and Care near me. I see my mom everyday and everything is going well. She is an easy parent. It has been a tough few years for me but life is good now. Is there a blog that I can share my ups and downs? I would like to tell caregivers what I have learned. Maybe this can help them. One thing caregivers desperately need is someone to talk to. Luckily, I have my sister. Thanks for listening.

Dr. Amy: There are a number of caregiver blogs that you could contribute to, and you can find a good list if you Google, “caregiver blogs". Or perhaps you might feel like starting your own blog. It’s not difficult to get a blog up and running. You can also find instructions on the Internet. WordPress offers a very good service, for example. In addition to blogging, perhaps you might also like to volunteer in your community, if there are organizations running caregiver support groups. You couldn’t be more right when you say that one of the things caregivers need is someone to talk to. Kudos to you for offering support!

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  1. May 11, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Posted by Mudansir

    as a caregiver, there is alwyas fear am I doing enough? and then there is guilt when I get tired or short, it is about me not the one that I am caring for because in a way it is an honor to be a caregiver of someone you love. Not that you wouldn't do anything to make your love well, but sharing the journey is a privilage because you really are 2 halves of a journey. Pilot and co pilot, road and map. But it is hard and stresses of the world get in the way of wanting to be the sunny supporter of someone you see being a couragous, steadfast, tough person of incredible resolve and character. You kinda want to say I am sorry for not being better all the time, but you can say I love you and am so in awe of you all the time.

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