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I care for my wife around the clock and it is tearing at my nerves. Where can I go for help?

Question:  My wife and I are both 70 years old. I take care of all her needs, from medication control, nutrition, hygiene, etc. It's becoming a 24/7 job and is tearing at my nerves. Where can I go for help, especially with sharing? She doesn't want anyone else’s help—no aides, etc.  Dr. Amy:   Often, in…

Is there a web site where I can chat with other caregivers?

Question:  Is there a web site that I can chat back and forth with people who are caregivers? I would find it helpful to discuss my problems with others and they can discuss problems with me. Dr. Amy:  The beauty of chat rooms is that you can connect with people without leaving your home. Many chat…

I am alone and have no one to care for me. I wish your centers were nearby but there aren't any near my home in Maine. What can I do?

I am alone and have no one to care for me. I wish your centers were nearby but there aren't any near my home in Maine. What can I do?

Home Care Helps Lessen Personal and Professional Cost of Caregiving

You’ve not been the same since your dad got sick. In fact, you’re not feeling the best lately either. Last time you were at the doctor your blood pressure was up. And the stress of worrying about whether or not Dad is safe is keeping you awake at night and making it harder to focus at work.

Respite a Must for Family Caregivers

Family caregivers at the end of their rope can look to others for a break to refresh their outlook. Professional caregiving help is one answer.

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