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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