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Before the ball drops in Times Square, promise yourself this year will be the year you become your own best caregiver. Resolve to do what thousands of others need to do – make time for yourself more

Dec 21, 2017 11:28 AM Articles

As we say goodbye to the joys and the challenges of 2017, I would like to share with you a few things I have learned and in which I truly believe: more

Dec 21, 2017 8:44 AM Editor's Pen

A hedge row stitches suede sky to prairie patches. I brake for a weathered truck and read the “eat beef” bumper sticker. My pulse slows as Public Radio plays Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. more

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Many of us live far away from our families. The holidays are times when we reconnect with our loved ones. Holidays are an opportunity to take an objective look at how the seniors in our families are coping. more

Dec 14, 2017 2:08 PM Articles

With all of the advances in medical science and research, the origins and cures for several childhood disorders, such as autism, still continue to elude the medical detectives. more

Dec 13, 2017 11:18 AM Articles

The threat of the holidays being right around the corner strikes instant fear, terror and major stress into the hearts of almost everyone. However, there is hope for caregivers to enjoy the holiday season and still mak more

Dec 13, 2017 9:44 AM Articles

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

Dec 13, 2017 8:40 AM Editor's Pen

The holidays also are a time that can be particularly challenging for a caregiver. It is a time during which the changes in one’s life are highlighted and there are additional demands placed upon on an already stressed life. more

Dec 8, 2017 10:00 AM Articles

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

Dec 5, 2017 1:34 PM Editor's Pen 1 Comments

It’s the holidays, “the most wonderful time of the year.” While this season is a time for us to celebrate life and our many blessings, stress can exist. I am a firm believer in living each day to the fullest and making each moment count, more

Dec 1, 2017 10:45 AM Articles

That’s my dad with his beautiful snow-white curls framed by the lake. He still knows me, but the last stroke left him in a wheelchair, in an adult family home, and with dementia. His love of 65 years has been gone for almost two years now. more

Dec 1, 2017 10:31 AM Articles

Believe it or not we have just entered the holiday zone and these joyous season preparations can be somewhat (or much) more complicated once we become caregivers. more

Nov 27, 2017 3:01 PM Editor's Pen

Every year, the media bombards us with advertisements showing the “happy family” gathering for the holidays. People from different generations are together, having a wonderful time, sharing traditions of old and creating new ones as well. more

Nov 27, 2017 1:13 PM Articles

Christmas is coming and I am not looking forward to it.  I love my family but I am so drained and tired from caring for my sick mother that I just want to get away by myself. more

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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

Nov 13, 2017 2:52 PM Editor's Pen

Caregivers may have unusually high expectations during holidays and special occasions. You may feel enormous pressure to make this time especially significant. more

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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

Oct 18, 2017 10:22 AM Editor's Pen

If you don’t live near your aging parents, holiday visits are a great time to observe your parents’ behaviors and physical capabilities to see if they need more help performing daily activities. more

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Let me first clue-in the reader to the fact that I’m an only child - or I was prior to losing my father and my mother.. I no longer am a daughter to anyone. more

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One caregiver's solution to help her father-in-law have a happy Thanksgiving meal. more

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