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Holiday Tips for the Caregiver

by: Kathi Koll on

The holidays can be stressful under ideal circumstances, The holidays can be a tough time of year, particularly for caregivers. There are more activities and expectations, and you are supposed to be happy because, hey, it’s the holidays! But that’s just not the reality for many people. But, as I have learned, when you’re caring for a loved one, it’s even more important to take time to enjoy the season. After my husband Don suffered a catastrophic stroke in 2005 that then left him paralyzed from the neck down and forced to live on a respirator, my first few Christmases wer more