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How to Be a Friend to an Isolated Caregiver

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Friends eating lunch
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Woman Comforting Unhappy Senior Friend Outdoors
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Adapt to your friend’s situation


Young female friends talking on window sill
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Ask your friend what she needs


Mature Woman Discussing Problems
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Listening deeply will make her feel cared for


Things will get better
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Don’t judge or second guess


Shopping
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Ask specifically what you can do to help


You're back!
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Respect your friend’s personality


Senior women enjoying cup of coffee together, talking
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Don’t let fear of failure keep you away


Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack

@mindingourelder

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who spent more than two decades caring for a total of seven elders. This experience provided her with her foundation upon which she built her reputation as a columnist, author, blogger, and consultant. Carol is as passionate about supporting caregivers work through the diverse challenges in their often confusing role as she is about preserving the dignity of the person needing care. Find out much more about Carol at www.mindingourelders.com.

Carol also serves on HealthCentral’s Health Advocates Advisory Board.