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How to Gently Explain Cancer to a Child

Explaining a loved one’s cancer diagnosis to a child can be challenging. What do you say? How do you answer their questions? To help you with these questions, we asked an expert on the topic to offe…

How to Tell Your Family You Have Cancer

If you are diagnosed with cancer, it can feel stressful and daunting trying to find the words to say, especially to those who are closest to you.  During this time it’s important to remember th…


7 Helpful Tips for Long Distance Caregivers

Maybe you have an aging parent who lives a few hours away. Or, maybe one of your children who lives out of state has recently suffered an injury. You want to be near them and care for them, but distan…

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12 Engaging Hospital Activities for Adults

If you or a loved one are staying in a hospital for an extended period of time, you might be looking for new ways to keep busy and avoid cabin fever. We asked our community to share some fun activitie…

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How to Deal With Sundowners: Advice From Caregivers

Sundowning is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, and commonly appears as restlessness and agitation that worsens as the sun goes down. Because of this, both patients and caregivers often suffer from …

Family of Conjoined Twins: With Hope Comes Healing

Kate and Rob Erickson of Elk River, MN, have used CaringBridge since the birth of their conjoined twin daughters, whose lives since separation surgery in 2020 continue to reflect love, joy and a belief that with hope, anything is possible. So that what they’ve been through might help others on health journeys, the Ericksons have generously shared their family’s story as part of the How We Heal series.



13 Helpful Things to Bring Someone in the Hospital

When you find out a friend or family member is in the hospital, you may be wondering what you can do to help out or cheer them up. One good place to start is by bringing them a gift, whether it’s a …

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