Caregiving is not for the faint of heart: 7 tips to make it work: By Maria De Leon

Happy caregivers month…allow yourselves to be in the moment …rest if you must, scream if you must, cry if you must or dance if you must …but Never give up on yourself or on your loved one because God never does!

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“Don’t dwell on the disease, value the moments. the pearls of wisdom, their smile and humor.” ~unknown

Whoever says caregiving is easy has never really been a caregiver; it is absolutely hard work. But, if you do it with love it will be the most rewarding thing you ever do in your life. I absolutely guarantee it.

Many of us will at one point in our life be called to play this role and provide full or part-time care for someone we love (i.e. – spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, even close friends). Some of us may even have to provide care to multiple generations simultaneously known as the ‘sandwich effect’.

The caregiver role typically falls under the responsibility of women. Because women are often viewed as natural nurtures, we are often put in this role even if not fully equipped. I recently had the privilege of speaking…

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