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    When adults receiving care feel like a burden

    Posted 01/22/2019 by Fallon Health

    Very often, older adults are aware of how difficult it is for those who are helping with their care. Many are upset about it, even if they can't or won't talk about it. And some, social worker Emily Lemire says, "freely use the word burden to describe themselves in relation to their caregivers." 

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    Importance of friendship as we age

    Posted 01/08/2019 by Fallon Health

    When you’re a caregiver, you know how helpful it is to have the support of your friends and how difficult it is if you don’t. The person you’re providing care for may feel the same way.

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    What to do when your loved one resists plans and help

    Posted 11/13/2018 by Fallon Health

    There are many sources of caregiver stress. But there's one that may take you by surprise—your loved one’s resistance to the help you offer. Emily Lemire, a social work manager at Fallon Health, explains where your loved one's feelings may be coming from and how you can deal with them.

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  • Preparing for holidays when you’re a caregiver

    Posted 10/23/2018 by Fallon Health

    Celebrations and the preparations leading up to them can be difficult when someone close to you is struggling with serious health issues. If you’re already feeling like you’re operating at or over your maximum capacity, you may want to think ahead about what you can reasonably do during the holidays this year.

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    The long goodbye: Coping with sadness and grief before a loved one dies

    Posted 08/21/2018 by Fallon Health

    Frailty and serious illness can involve significant losses over an extended period of time. How can you manage the sadness and grief of seeing someone you love become disabled, suffer or gradually lose function?

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