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About Cheryl Hughes

Cheryl Hughes is a wife, mother, grandmother and retired teacher. She is the caregiver to her husband of 46 years who has advanced Parkinson’s Disease. Her mission is to encourage and inspire other caregivers to realize they are not alone and can live with personal meaning and fulfilment. Please visit her website https://parkinsonscaregivernet.wordpress.com/
Latest Posts | By Cheryl Hughes
How to Achieve Holiday Harmony By Decorating with Your Grandkids
4 weeks ago

How to Achieve Holiday Harmony By Decorating with Your Grandkids

Don’t you love to hear someone say, “I remember holidays at my grandparents’ house. I loved the smells and the decorations, especially the _____________. That was my favorite!” Do your kids, grandkids or family friends have specific decorations they always comment on? Read More

5 Considerate Tips to Help You Decorate for the Holidays – Caregiving Style
1 month ago

5 Considerate Tips to Help You Decorate for the Holidays – Caregiving Style

Yes, it is fall, which means we are approaching the holiday season. The retail stores are crowded with holiday decorations, which, ultimately, poses the question, “Should we decorate our living space when we are a caregiver?” Read More

Don’t Know What to Say to a New Caregiver? Here Are 5 Supportive Things to Say
2 months ago

Don’t Know What to Say to a New Caregiver? Here Are 5 Supportive Things to Say

Have you noticed that sometimes people don’t speak to disabled or ill persons because they don’t really know what to say? The same is true about caregivers. If friends don’t know exactly what to say to us, sometimes they say nothing at all. Read More

5 Ways to Combat Feelings of Loneliness as a Caregiver
3 months ago

5 Ways to Combat Feelings of Loneliness as a Caregiver

Caregivers are usually dependable, persistent, detailed, vigilant – and seemingly tireless. But not many people would characterize caregivers as lonely. Yet as a caregiver, I have experienced many periods of loneliness. Depending on your circumstances, you may feel the same way. Read More