By On June 26th, 2014

What Comes After the Flowers Die?: Support for Caregivers

We often send flowers when our friends or family members experience a tragic event.  Sometimes support is extended as well.  Once the flowers have died, the support people also tend to fade away as they return to their own lives, leaving the family alone with their new role as caregivers.  People usually respond to someone just after a tragic event with a rush of psychological support, and then as time moves on the caregivers are left alone with their loved one and begin to face the realities of their new and additional roles.

Caregiving often has a negative economic and health impact on the individual who is providing the care along with their family.  The following statistics about caregivers are startling.

According to Caregiver Action Network:





There is support and valuable information available for caregivers.  Family Caregivers Unite! offers valuable information for caregivers.  Dr. Gordon Atherley founded the social media project, Family Caregivers Unite! in 2010.  He uses his live internet talk radio show to connect with caregivers and share information about a range of caregiving topics related to veterans, caring for elders with dementia, and recovery from addiction to only name a few.

Click here to check out the radio show and much needed support provided for caregivers by Dr. Atherley and Family Caregivers Unite!.

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