Six days left until the midterm elections
are over. After next Tuesday, all of the bickering,
nastiness, mudslinging, back-biting and cruelty on the
airwaves can safely return to where they rightly belong - on
the reality shows.
No matter where you stand on the
political spectrum, once every two years you get to see a
form of democracy in action. The truth of the matter that
often becomes subsumed beneath the sea of relentless sound
bites and statistics is that politicians, regardless of
party affiliation, are actually our temporary employees
vying for our attention to either re-hire them for a few
more years, or replace them with another candidate for their
position. Our responsibility to ourselves, our loved ones
and our children is to act as responsible employers and be
able to cut through the muck and mire to select those who
will best work for us until the next election cycle. In
politics as in caregiving, you are the boss and your
decision counts as long as you take the time to let your
voice be heard in the voting booth.
Two weeks ago I asked for your
suggestions and comments on the topic of “getting help from
family members”. In that column, I suggested that the family
support issue has outweighed the driving issue as the
show-stopper question at our Fearless Caregiver conferences.
By your responses, I think this rings true online, as
GETTING HELP FROM FAMILY MEMBERS
As crazy as this may sound, my best tip
is to ask for the help you need…Continued
Here's another aspect of getting help...Continued
I am blessed to be the caregiver to both
Okay--in shear tradition of natural
After many conversations and a lot of
Tips for family support include the
One has to determine what the strengths
WOW!!! This issue has been more
difficult for me than dealing with Mom's Alzheimer's…Continued
CareCircle programs are the perfect
vehicle to share caregiving...Continued
If you find out how to move a mountain,
it would be easier then getting siblings to help...Continued
As I always say, it pays to ask the true
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Finding A Sense of Relief
by Jude Roberts, Staff Writer
Technology and medicine
have merged to create the PERS (personal emergency
response system). ...Continued
By Hilary Gibson, Staff Writer
long-distance caregivers find a PERS to be a good way of
keeping-up with their loved one, as well as helping
them to maintain their independence
Mobility Friendly Home
By Kate Shuman, Staff Writer
Begin by asking the person with a mobility issue where they’re
experiencing the most difficulty in the home.
Recovery Room Kit
by: Hana Kim
Three years ago, my mom underwent major
surgery to remove a brain tumor. The day of her surgery felt like the
longest day of my life.
Issues of Control
Kate Murphy, RN
This week I would like to talk a
little bit about control issues in caregiving. ...Continued
F r o m O u r R e a d e r s
I am looking
for ANY suggestions on how to
care for my 89 year old mother
who I live with. She had a
blood clot in her lungs and also
cannot stand on her legs. She
needs me. She tries to control
every aspect of my life.
Social, financial and my time.
I have recently been given a
magazine article about
narcissistic mothers and even
though I can clearly see what
the problem is now with my mom,
I still have issues in dealing
with her. I’m 58 with 3 grown
children and 3 grandchildren and
I would like to enjoy them
without guilt. She constantly
lets me know I owe her. Please
can anyone out there help me?
Has anyone gone through similar
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