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  • Special Turkey Day Wisdom

    Let the in-laws share in the cooking details, let your sister have dinner at her place, heck, even order in or go out to a restaurant. Here is a list of principals to ensure a guilt-free holiday more

  • Sleuth-ebrating the Holidays

    This holiday season can also be a time to be a loving (but slightly nosey) detective. If you are traveling to visit your loved ones who may be in need of care, the holidays afford an ideal time to assess any changes in their health and well-being. more

  • ADC To the Second Power

    My grandfather went back to work at the tender age of 88, and it saved his life. No, it was not a fifth career for this energetic octogenarian, who had been a painting contractor, Seabee in WWII, home builder and artist. Gramp’s new job was actually more


  • Long-Term Care - The Tool Kit

    Gramp was an extraordinarily brave and hard-working man. In 1925, he jumped ship in Baltimore Harbor off a Russian freighter to which he was consigned at the age of 17. more

  • A Halloween Ode to Caregiving

    Sung to The Addams Family theme music They creep around your house, Ask questions of your spouse, All your plans up they will louse, Your Visiting Family. more

  • Hal

    In a recent telephone call with a friend halfway around the world, the true nature of caregiving became yet a little bit clearer to me. more

  • Caregiver Jujitsu

    Caregiver Jujitsu - / kair-giv-er ju•jit•su / –a method developed to help caregivers take advantage of important resources by turning their negative responses into positive action. more

  • Dad

    This week marked the 26th anniversary of my dad’s passing. Although, I would always rather celebrate a loved one’s birthday than the day they passed away, this anniversary allows me an opportunity to talk of something that I have never discussed more


  • The Irony of Caregiver Guilt

    After eight years of taking care of both parents by herself, Mary had a stroke. The stroke affected her mobility and leg strength, but most importantly to Mary, it meant her caregiving days were over. more

  • The Other Guy

    A few short weeks ago, we in Southeastern Florida held our collective breath as Hurricane Harvey raced towards the gulf coast smashing into Southeast Texas, flooding Houston and its surroundings. more


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