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Close up: Lindsey Sullivan

Posted on by Kelli Yoder
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I settled in the Richmond area in 2013. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in social work, I was offered a full-time social worker position in…

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Making sense of complementary or alternative health

Posted on by Kelli Yoder

Complementary or alternative health options can be valuable supplements to managing a chronic illness. But certain techniques touted as natural or alternative medicine aren’t backed by rigorous scientific study and might even…

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Caregiver’s toolkit

Posted on by Charlie
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Caregiving 101: Basic guides on becoming a caregiver. On being a caregiver Care for the family caregiver Physical care tips: Guides and videos to help you learn the physical tasks…

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Resources on health care reform

Posted on by Kelli Yoder

Health care reform generally refers to the ongoing changes to laws that govern health care—including how health insurance is purchased and sold. After the passage of the Affordable Care Act…

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Caring for your caregiver

Posted on by CVCeditor

Caregivers do a lot for their loved ones. But they aren’t invincible. Finding your own ways to show care for your caregiver can strengthen your relationship and improve both of…

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10 ideas for a quick mental health boost

Posted on by Kelli Yoder

Need a quick mental health boost? Try one or more of these science-back strategies. Practice this calming breathing technique. How you breathe impacts your nervous system. According to one study,…

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Q&A: National Alliance for Caregiving

Posted on by Kelli Yoder
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Q&A with National Alliance for Caregiving President and CEO Gail Gibson Hunt. What does the National Alliance for Caregiving do? The National Alliance for Caregiving is a national nonprofit organization…

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We’re partnering with The Mighty

Posted on by Kelli Yoder

We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership that will bring our resources in front of The Mighty‘s wide-reaching readership. We will now have a partner page on The Mighty and appear…

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Staying well while caregiving

Posted on by Kelli Yoder

Many believe family caregiving comes at a major cost to your health—but the truth isn’t so simple. To be sure, caregiving isn’t an easy job. It is often physically, mentally,…

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Tips on asking for help

Posted on by Kelli Yoder

Asking for help is hard for most people. We might worry about being a burden or that we’ll end up feeling indebted to someone. Other times we fear vulnerability, judgment…

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HD caregiver in training

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Greg Compton is the primary caregiver for his wife, Lisa. She has Huntington’s disease. I don’t see myself as a caregiver, at least not yet. My wife Lisa’s Huntington’s disease…

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Writing prompts for coping with chronic illness

Posted on by Kelli Yoder

A little reflective writing can have a transformative impact in chronic illness. Maybe you need to work something out or your mind feels a little chaotic. Perhaps you just need a…

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America’s Caregivers

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Statistics come from a 2015 comprehensive research report by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving surveying more than 1,200 caregivers, in addition to one of…

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A big annoucement from the president’s office

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Caring Voice Coalition Co-founder and President Pam Harris has announced her retirement. She reflects on the last 15 years and introduces Greg Smiley, the board member who will take her…

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A new look for our magazine

Posted on by Charlie

Your Community magazine reading experience is new and improved—no matter your device. Community, Caring Voice Coalition’s quarterly magazine for patients, caregivers, health professionals and advocates, released its first issue of 2017…

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