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The Magic of Mondays: Memories

by Susan Williams.

Sometimes sweet nostalgia can help caregivers and their loved ones get through difficult days. Our Monday content is presented in partnership with Monday Campaigns.

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10 Ways Caregivers Can Take a Quick Break Right Now

by Susan Williams.

This piece is presented as part of our partnership with Daily Caring.   Caregivers need regular breaks Taking regular breaks is essential for caregiver health. Like they say, caregiving is a marathon (or triathlon) so it’s essential to pace yourself for the long haul. An effective way to pace yourself is to take micro breaks during the…

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How We Make Sense of the World with Maps

by Susan Williams.

By Sara Bollman Why does Atlas of Caregiving use maps to help family caregivers better understand their daily activities and needs? There could have been multiple formats used, so why employ cartography as the foundation to this understanding? We have always used maps. The forms and functions of maps have shifted with the times and…

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The Magic of Mondays: The Healthiest Day of the Week

by Susan Williams.

Mondays: a day to dread, or a chance for a fresh start? The Monday Campaigns, a non-profit public health initiative, is on a mission to leverage Monday as a day to promote self-care to help people become healthier and happier. Why Monday? Because it’s the beginning. Monday initiates not only the busy week ahead, but…

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Family Caregiving for Cystic Fibrosis

by Susan Williams.

Healthcare systems are products of design. Therefore, improving healthcare systems and their outcomes requires smart, thoughtful decisions about how to improve their design. To do this, we must start with the people whom the systems serve. Atlas of Caregiving’s founder and CEO, Rajiv Mehta, plays an active role in improving healthcare system design through deep…

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Caregiving Begins With Knowledge. What Comes Next?

by Susan Williams.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe An efficient, supportive and understanding caregiving environment is one in which the entire burden doesn’t fall on only one person, but on a team of interconnected individuals. The process of creating such an environment starts with knowing what…

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Atlas CareMaps: One of Many Solutions

by Susan Williams.

The Atlas CareMap is only one of the practical solutions being developed by the Atlas of Caregiving community. Atlas Practical Solutions are research-based tools and teachings for both caregivers and healthcare professionals to better understand and to improve daily caregiving realities. Each solution is based on real-world feedback, aims to inspire action, and begins with…

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Draw Your Own CareMap at Home

by Susan Williams.

  “We can’t value what we don’t see. And we don’t improve what we can’t value. If we want to improve, first we have to see.” – Rajiv Mehta, Atlas of Caregiving founder and CEO The Atlas CareMap is a way to see. It is designed as a deceptively simple resource that helps family caregivers…

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