5 Ways to Deal with Stress-Related Insomnia

5 Ways to Deal with Stress-Related Insomnia

Contributed by Sarah Johnson of Tuck Sleep Foundation.

Insomnia can develop for any number of reasons, from a medical condition to trauma or stress. The trouble with insomnia is that sleep deprivation makes it more difficult to deal with stress in a healthy way. It can become a vicious cycle that’s tough to escape. 

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You Matter, Too! Advice for Caregivers on Caring for Themselves

You Matter, Too! Advice for Caregivers on Caring for Themselves

Contributed by Lydia Chan of Alzheimerscaregiver.net, in recognition of National Caregiver Month. Thank you, Lydia!

Taking care of someone with an illness is difficult in any circumstance, but it can be particularly challenging for the caregiver due to the amount of time spent with the sufferer. 

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My Wife's a Saint: Part 1

My Wife's a Saint: Part 1

Written by Jim Duchene, caregiver to his 95-year-old father and a generous contributor to the All-Weather Friend. 

When I first asked my wife if my dad could move in with us, she said, "Sure, why not?" Her own father had passed away a few years earlier, and she had always gotten along with mine. Besides, he was a grown man. Self-sufficient. He used to be in the Army, for gosh sakes. During World War II. How much trouble could he be?

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