The foundation is currently holding a contest open to all to design a new banner for a youth page in the Scleroderma Voice. All submissions must be received by March 10 and will be reviewed based on creativity, concept and originality. This is an excellent way to get involved and have the possibility of your creation gracing the pages of the Voice!
It’s hard enough to say no to a friend or neighbor—turning down a request from a parent or spouse you’re caring for can feel close to impossible. Without strong boundaries, caregiving quickly can become overwhelming.
“It’s easy to be consumed by caregiving and by the person you’re caring for,” says Anne Fabiny, MD, Associate Chief of Clinical Geriatrics at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and medical editor of Caregiver’s Handbook, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School. “And that’s dangerous for everybody because if you go down, your spouse, your parent, your grandmother goes down too.”
In other words, to be a good caregiver, you need to take equally good care of yourself. And that means learning to set healthy boundaries. Here’s how:
Conference Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
The National Conference brings hope to those who may have thought they were alone in the fight against scleroderma. Thanks to the generous support of many donors and chapters, conference scholarships are available to the 2017 National Patient Education Conference in Chandler, Arizona from July 21-23, 2017.
Disclaimer: The Scleroderma Foundation in no way
endorses any drugs, treatments, clinical trials, or studies reported in the eLetter. Information is
provided to keep the readers informed. Because the manifestations and severity of scleroderma vary among individuals, personalized medical management is essential. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that all drugs and treatments be discussed with the reader’s physician(s) for proper evaluation and treatment.
The Scleroderma Foundation is a qualified national nonprofit operating under 501(c)(3) status. The foundation’s federal tax identification number is 52-1375827. Our primary goal is to raise funds for our three-fold mission of support, education and research. The foundation has 20 active chapters and 160 support groups across the country.