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5 Compassion Practices for Dementia Caregivers

Compassion is good for others, and for us also. And nowhere is it more relevant than in dementia caregiving when we need to attend to a loved one's complex needs for years at end. Compassion is the ability to feel with the other person who is in pain, and to act upon that shared feeling so as to diminish the other person's suffering. This assumes we are able to notice and feel the pain that is felt by our loved one. Unfortunately, despite all our best intentions, we very often don't have enough knowledge to even start.

Read more on the Huffington Post website.