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Articles

Four Mexican-inspired meals, only 10 ingredients

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

Using this shopping list and the following four simple, healthy, Mexican-inspired recipes, cooking at home can be a little easier. Start on a day where you have a little extra…

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Three ways to support someone with HD

Posted on May 19th, 2017

To help you take part in Huntington’s Disease (HD) Awareness Month in May—and all year long—we’ve compiled some ways to support HD awareness and those who have HD. Keep growing…

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Close up: Lindsey Sullivan

Posted on May 16th, 2017
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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 May 12th, 2017

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 May 10th, 2017
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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 May 5th, 2017

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 May 2nd, 2017

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 April 27th, 2017

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 April 25th, 2017
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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 April 20th, 2017

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 April 18th, 2017

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 April 14th, 2017

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

Posted on April 11th, 2017
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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 April 6th, 2017

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

Posted on April 4th, 2017

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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