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DonnaThomsonProinAdvocate4CareLast Friday at 1:26 PM

Good Friday morning, everyone! My husband and I went out to dinner the other night and we sat next to an older man and woman (I think they may have been brother and sister, although I'm not sure). The man was obviously undergoing medical treatment ...

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DonnaThomsonProinAdvocate4CareFebruary 12th

Well, I teach families about Advocacy, but I sure have a lot to learn from the wise and wonderful Sue Robins. Read about how we are strong for our loved ones and weak for ourselves, or at least we find different ways of being strong for ourselves. ...

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suerobins.com

advocate me

This post is a follow up from my interview with Donna Thomson for The Caregivers’ Living Room and was written for + originally published on the Cancer Knowledge Network. I never wanted to be …

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EleanorSilverbergProinAdvocate4CareJanuary 23rd

RAISE Family Caregivers Act was signed into law in the U.S. (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage) https://www.alz…ase_012218.pdf

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DonnaThomsonProinAdvocate4CareJanuary 22nd

Got an important meeting with a professional coming up? Asking for help or advice? Prepare by writing a briefing note - bring a copy for everyone at the meeting and remember to leave space for notes at the bottom. Here's what should be in the note: ...

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MarkStolowProinAdvocate4CareJanuary 18th

One of those must watches. Why caregivers keep our health and social systems from crumbling. @DonnaThomson

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ted.com

The hidden role informal caregivers play in health care

Once a cared-for patient and now a caregiver himself, Scott Williams highlights the invaluable role of informal caregivers -- those friends and relatives who, out of love, go the extra mile for patients in need. From personal care to advocacy to emotional support, unpaid caregivers form the invisible backbone of health and social systems all over the world, Williams says -- and without them, these systems would crumble. "How can we make sure that their value to patients and society is recognized?" he asks.

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