Links We Like: October 4, 2013

| By Jodi Horton

Most of us can probably say that we love our families, but sometimes they can drive us crazy too. An intense caregiving situation sometimes only brings added stress. Learn more about how you can navigate the sometimes frustrating family waters in a caregiving situation. Read more: Navigating Life’s Transitions: Five tips for handling family conflicts while caregiving

Even blogs that are no longer updated can provide helpful insight to family caregivers. We stumbled across a blog this week by a woman who cared for her mother with dementia. She stopped updating last year after her mother’s death, but the story still lingers. Read more: The Dopamine Diaries

The thing about family caregiving is that most people are not prepared for it. You’re not taught how to care for your mom with dementia or your dad with lung cancer that’s spread to the rest of his body. That’s why it’s so important for caregivers to their stories and their experiences. Read more: 5 Things a Caregiver Should Know

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