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Caring for those who care for you

November 19, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

When Rodney Felber talks about how much his illness costs, he’s doesn’t mean money. He’s talking about independence.
“It’s hard when you are used to doing everything yourself and you can’t do that anymore,” he said.
Luckily, he has a caregiver. But she doesn’t even realize that’s what she is. Continue Reading

Caregivers for older adults sought

June 14, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

MANKATO The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging Inc. is seeking providers of services for adults and their caregivers in 27 counties of southwest Minnesota for the period of Jan.1-Dec. 31, 2013. Continue Reading

Grand Forks forum Friday to celebrate family caregivers

November 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Aging Services Division kicked off a series of educational forums across the state earlier this week with stops in Williston, Minot and Devils Lake. Continue Reading

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Bursack: Alzheimer’s helpline offers vital assistance

January 8, 2011 in INFORUM

The Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America are organizations that help people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers receive education and support throughout the Alzheimer’s journey. Both, of course, champion ongoing hope that through research, the disease will one day be conquered. Continue Reading

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Bursack: Helping caregivers after long absences

January 1, 2011 in INFORUM

Dear Carol: My sister has been the primary caregiver for our dad for nearly five years. I’ve lived out of state, and I haven’t been emotionally or physically available. I’m now retired and moving back to our hometown. I know I’ve been selfish about this and want to make up for my lack of help. How do I approach my sister about helping out? Missing Sister Continue Reading

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Bursack: Caregivers see holiday challenges

December 18, 2010 in INFORUM

Dear Readers: As caregivers, we want to provide a memorable Christmas for our loved ones. To do that, we often feel we must keep all of our family traditions. The problem is that as our elders age, many of us find that holiday traditions become painfully challenging, if not impossible. I know. I’ve been there. Continue Reading

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Bursack: Mom just wants to take naps

December 11, 2010 in INFORUM

Dear Carol: My mother is 94, and all she wants to do is sleep all day. Continue Reading

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Bursack: Respond to mother with love

November 27, 2010 in INFORUM

Dear Carol: My beloved mother is 93 and has been paralyzed on her right side for years from a stroke. She’s in a very good nursing home, the family is actively by her side as much as possible, and we try our best. She says she is tired and just wants to die. Continue Reading

Family care givers encouraged to tap into resources

November 9, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

November is National Family Care Givers Month. The impact of family care giving affects families, businesses, and communities and the social, economic and emotional tolls can be high. Continue Reading

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Bursack: Medical alarms offer help in case of emergency

October 23, 2010 in INFORUM

Dear Carol: My mom takes care of my dad, who has Parkinson’s disease. She does a good job, though I know it’s hard for her. Continue Reading

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