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Caregiving Pain: What’s in a Name?

Having a person with dementia forget your name is among the most painful parts of the illness and caregiving. A veteran caregiver shares stories to help you feel less alone and tips for handling the hurt.

By The Candid Caregiver

Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Share Tips for Oral Care

Cancer treatment can leave your mouth and teeth in disarray. We went straight to those who know best — head and neck cancer survivors — to find out what works and what doesn’t to deal with some common issues.

By Sheila M. Eldred

How to Stay Positive While Caregiving

When surrounded by illness and burdened by menial tasks, it can be easy for caregivers to slide into negative thinking. Here are some practical strategies to stay positive.

By The Candid Caregiver

How to Deal With Resentment of Family Members Who Don't Pitch In

How to breach the delicate issue of when siblings don't pitch in? Here are some practical pointers that help save your health and relationships.

By The Candid Caregiver

That RA Body is Rockin'

Having a positive body image with RA is tricky when you don't feel great about the way your joints look and feel. But it is possible to love your body. You just need to embrace a different view of what you see in the mirror.

By Cathy Kramer

10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty Putting Yourself First

Did you know self care is one of the best ways you can keep depression, inflammation, resentment, and other psoriatic disease complications at bay?

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

How to Manage Time With Depression

Depression is like a bad boss that can interfere with getting things done. Patient advocate Mike Veny shares practical tips to stay motivated and productive when depressed.

By Mike Veny

Guilt and Gratitude are Both Part of Life with MS

After years of debilitating symptoms, MS patient advocate Lisa Emrich shares a bit of hopeful news – that MS can get better, and the gifts her condition has given her today.

By Lisa Emrich

10 Things to Consider When Going to the Spa If You Live with MS

Enjoying a day at the spa involves a few more steps when you have MS. Patient advocate Trevis Gleason offers a useful guide to help you get the most out of your experience.

By Trevis Gleason

How to Get Emotional Support as a Man

Mental health advocate Mike Veny offers strategies to break through the stoic wall of male emotions and get the support you need.

By Mike Veny