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  • 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

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  • 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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  • Enter the Curmudgeon

    According to the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, there are two definitions for the word cur•mudg•eon. The first one being: An ill-tempered person full of resentment and stubborn notions. more

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  • In the Cone

    Our condolences to those who lost loved ones in the hurricane and flooding in Southeast Texas and beyond.  The days after any storm are when so many lives are lost, so I ask our friends in the affected areas to remain vigilant and safe. more

  • Hard Learned Lessons

    This week we commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Hurricane Andrew and the twelfth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Both storms brought unimaginable destruction upon so many of our friends and family members. more

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  • Lucy in The Sky

    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

  • Back To School

    In our ongoing exploration of the Fearless Caregiver Manifesto, let me first explain why this is so very important. If we are truly to consider ourselves an integral part of our loved one's care team, then we must have our own laws to live by. more

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  • "Ok, We Go Now"

    That phrase always signaled a decisive end of my grandfather’s visit to my parent’s house when I was younger. With those words, my grandfather would rise sharply from the couch, sneak dollar bills into my hands and the hands of my siblings more

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