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12 Tips to Help Spousal Caregivers Through Hard Times

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Woman in a wheelchair with her husband in the fall.
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Senior couple walking on the beach.
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Spousal illness changes plans for future


Senior caregiver.
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Men and women both represented as caregivers


Senior woman gardening.
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Personal space may be harder to find with a spouse


Wife helping her husband get out of the car and into a wheelchair.
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Teamwork: You and your spouse are still partners


Senior couple laughing outdoors.
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Use humor and shared history to live well


Nurse caregiver and senior.
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Stay flexible enough to seek help


Group of smiling seniors.
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Seek support from peers


Senior woman painting.
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Stay involved in other activities


Senior man at an indoor pool.
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Take care of your physical self


Senior support group.
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Take care of your mental health


Senior friends drinking tea.
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Stay in touch with friends the best that you can


Senior couple talking.
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Communicate your needs to your spouse


Senior couple hug.
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Be compassionate without pity


Support group.
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Use your voice as an activist


The Candid Caregiver

The Candid Caregiver

The Candid Caregiver (TCC) is a safe place for all caregivers, of any condition area or caregiving level, to go for candid yet professional guidance. Questions will be answered, tough topics will be discussed, and the caregivers will ultimately have a place where they, themselves, feel cared for. No topics are off the table. Ask your questions and share your stories on social media using the hashtag #TheCandidCaregiver.

TCC's lead caregiver and author is Carol Bradley Bursack, a veteran family caregiver with more than two decades of experience.