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Acknowledge Your Emotional Distress

Fear is the most basic of emotions. When a parent or loved one is ill or incapacitated, it can make you feel like a child again. The shocking awareness, in childhood, that we are separate beings whose parents cannot protect us is a feeling that never truly dissipates. The fear of being alone rushes back precipitously when we are reminded of our loved one’s mortality. It is important to know that you will have moments of deep sadness and hopelessness when you see your loved one suffering, and that is a natural reaction.


Prayers for Strength and Courage

Look through our selection of prayers to boost your strength and courage.
Poll: Caregiver Support
Where do you primarily turn for support as a caregiver?
Family members
God or a Higher Power
I could use more support.
My private time
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