By LeAnn Thieman. This was originally published on LeAnn's blog.
November is National Caregiver’s Month, a time to honor the nearly 50 million Americans who care for a loved one.
The approaching holidays bring joy to their lives, but it also often adds increased stress and sometimes sadness too. Often the caregivers are as homebound as their loved one.
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Over 40% of families who provide care for an elder have children at home under the age of eighteen. Seventy-five percent of caregivers are women. Part of the “sandwich generation,” many will spend more years caring for a parent than they will raising a child.
Here are 12 easy tips for you to help care for that caregiver:
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I was privileged to be invited by Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter to speak at her caregiver’s conference. Her quote sums up how caregiving affects us all:
“There are four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.”
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