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Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is not able to pump enough blood to satisfy the metabolic needs of the tissues. Being a caregiver has its rewards and its challenges. After being diagnosed with heart failure, my dad needed more support than ever before. As his caregiver, I played one of the most important roles in helping to ensure his treatment was successful. My ongoing encouragement really made a difference. I helped him make the daily choices that reduced his heart failure symptoms and improved his health. I came to realize that dealing with a loved one with congestive heart failure was going to be very challenging on emotional, physical and financial levels. My father was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 1996. At the time my mother and father were separated. I was in the fourth grade when my mother and father told me about his condition. I really did not know how to deal with it being that I was so young. I cried about it for a long time, I was sure my father was going to die. Before long I moved back in with my
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2012 for the course PSY 211 taught by Professor Chance during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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