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Welcome, and I hope you find your participation beneficial, and that suggestions offered are able to help you along your own caregiving journey.

A few aspects that help tailor responses more specifically to questions are:

1. Complete your profile so we know whether you're female, male, daughter, son, husband, or wife. Add a general location (State) as many questions are state specific.

2. Be specific when you're discussing multiple people. In some posts there are so many "he"s and "she"s that it's impossible to determine how many are involved and who's doing what. It's very confusing and answers either have to be questions for clarification or couched in "what if" scenarios.

3. Come back regularly to respond to inquiries or ask questions resulting from responses. Some posters post once and disappear, and people continue responding for days with no way of knowing whether the poster was legitimate or just a prankster.

4. Use the search function to get comparable answers. Some questions are repeatedly asked over and over, such as how to get senior transportation. While these can be location specific, the general answers are basically the same.

5. Check out some of the lighter and diversionary threads in the Discussion section. They provide relief, sometimes comical.
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🌹WELCOME MSDENISE!! 🤝🌷

I hope this site will be as valuable to you as it is to me. There are some amazing people here, who won't hesitate to reach out and help! Hope you enjoy it and find the same compassion, support, information, advice, patience, understanding and friends that I've found here.

Don't be afraid to jump right in and offer your experience!💜
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Msdense - I discovered this site in the Fall last year. Like you, I remember feeling isolated and alone, but I found people here who are in similar situation and they understand me completely. That made me feel so much better.

Not everyone here have years and years of experience. Not me. But I do stick around to read answers from others and give answers when I can. Sometimes, I give good thoughtful answers, sometimes my answers come across as a bit harsh. All depending on the questions and how fed up I am with caregiving.

Most people here are very nice. I hope you will stick around to ask and answer questions. We all have different life experience and background. I am sure you have a lot to share.

Welcome to the site.
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Hello everyone! Thank you for the feedback of what it means to be on this site. Recently I have been feeling pretty isolated and alone. Sometimes the task is daunting, dramatic and difficult and it's hard as hell to find someone, anyone who understands the same problems I have and to talk to them in a human and frank manner that's altogether unapologetic.
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Welcome to this wonderful site! I’ve gotten a lot of help and good advice from many people here. And I always try to answer questions others have honestly, from my own experiences.

If you should choose to share your experiences with someone who asks a question, however, be aware that even though this poster may have written a long, long vent/rant post, chances are they are doing just that and not really looking for advice. I’m still not at the point that I don’t get frustrated when we spend time formulating answers for other posters and then a few days or weeks after, they post another version of their original post and I realize they’ve totally ignored our answers and advice. Or some posts where we fear for the person’s safety when they say they are in an abusive situation and we don’t hear from them again.

We all do the best we can to help other caregivers. We give honest, well-thought out advice. It’s a great place to come when we feel we’re st our wits end. Again, welcome!
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Alot of help,care and support for issues that you may have or will develop with life with an aging person that concerns your life.
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Welcome!
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Msdenise, just ask us any questions regarding caregiving, anything. We are a group of experienced caregivers so one of who may have had a similar experience can give you suggestions on what to do that worked for them.

There is a lot of excellent articles. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to the blue section, and click on what relates to your own situation.

I know I learned quite a bit from this web site. It had been my saving grace during the 7 years of helping my very elderly parents, to which my Mom who refused to move someplace easier to manage, who refused caregivers, and refused cleaning crews. Dad was more easy going and acceptable. They would always say "they could manage" but they were in their mid-to-late 90's and really couldn't manage that well.
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