PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 

U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 

18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Caregivers Need to Care For Themselves

December 18, 2006

Fargo, ND - According to the American Heart Association, someone in the United States has a stroke every 45 seconds, making it the leading cause of disability in North Dakota and nationwide. Jena Gorden of Meritcare Medical Center in Fargo says patients certainly need a shoulder to lean on, but so do the people taking care of them. That's where support groups like the one she supervises come in.

"I think people will often say they can talk with their family members and their friends, but they don't truly understand all of the trials and tribulations they are going through and all of the struggles and emotions that they experience unless they've been through it."

The holidays can be especially tough on patients and caregivers alike. There may be frustration or anger over having to miss out on holiday traditions or not being able to travel.

But Gorden stresses caregivers can't blame themselves. She urges that they seek the support of others.

"Many times a caregiver is so caught up in all of the responsibilities they have to care for their loved one that they neglect themselves. I think that's really the most important piece in terms of coping - making sure that you take time for yourself."

To locate a support group in your area, call 888-4-stroke.

Debbie Aasen/David Law, Public News Service - ND