My Caregiver Story

  A community for family caregivers of stroke patients and others with disabling conditions.  

Stroke affects hundreds of thousands of people each year, and countless numbers of family members who care for stroke survivors.   Family caregivers are critical to positive health outcomes, but the toll caregiving takes often goes unaddressed.  

Let's starting having that conversation.

Caregiving is hard…

“In Stroke’s Shadow: My Caregiver Story” is a memoir, a personal, revealing and poignant account of the three years Kyle spent as the caregiver for her mother who suffered three strokes.

More importantly, it is a conversation starter — a vehicle for bringing people together to open up about their own experiences, as well as learn from and share coping mechanisms with others who are on the same journey.

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Looking for resources to help understand and navigate caregiving?  

Office Hours with The Practical Prof®

In this video edition of Office Hours, The Practical Prof®, Dr. Santo D. Marabella, talks with author and friend, Kyle Ruffin, about her role as a caregiver for her mother[…]

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Book Discussion Guide Now Available

Caregiver support groups looking for tools to jumpstart conversations can now use the “In Stroke’s Shadow: My Caregiver” discussion guide to discuss topics relevant to anyone on a caregiving journey. “In Stroke’s Shadow” brings caregiver issues to the surface and opens the door to finding solutions, inner-peace and the courage to indulge in self care.

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My Personal Experience With Nursing Home Abuse & How You Can Protect Your Loved Ones

I had my own experience with nursing home abuse. I may not have known it at the time, but the more I learned, the happier I am that I took action. Learn what you need to about nursing home abuse from Education and action are all we have when it comes to protecting the people we love.

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