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Building a Support Network

You can’t do it alone.  Whether it’s through an online support group such as this one, or recruiting family members to help with hands-on care, caregivers need support physically and mentally.

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submitted by Chicagorunner on Saturday, 12/18/2010 - 12:17am

I love the blogging idea--writing is always a good way to get your feelings out, whether you let people read it or not! I'm trying to write something for this caregiver site I found-- they're looking for real life stories...hey, I could win a prize, but more importantly, I'll be letting out those feelings! http://www.eldercarelink.com/Go/contest/main/1 

submitted by savita on Thursday, 12/09/2010 - 8:45pm

Care giving for my mom, by myself made it impossible to get out to any support group meetings.  Any time I did get off I wanted to do something for myself like get a massage or read a book.  However, I did need to find my voice as a care giver so my husband recommend that I start to blog.I did.  I've been writing about my journey with my mom for 2 years.  Blogging helped me to build a support group of other care givers, many who are bloggers too.  Now, I have friends all over the globe because of my blog.  I write almost every day.  My readers offer support and great advice, always when I need it the most.My blog is here: http://backdoorlogic.blogspot.com

submitted by Carol Colby on Wednesday, 12/01/2010 - 5:55pm

We can still travel, so when I am away from my "home support group" I join a local caregivers' group through the Alzheimer's Assoc.  All have been caring and helpful. 

submitted by mrs_mbc on Tuesday, 11/02/2010 - 3:26pm

My local support group is amazing. It's in one of the care homes in our area. I didn't realize how important is it to talk to other people who are in a similiar situation until I found this group - it's been a Godsend!  :-}

submitted by JeanneG on Sunday, 11/28/2010 - 3:01pm

Absolutely! There is nothing like a local support group of people with similar experiences and concerns.

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