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Caregiving

Caregiving is a rewarding, frustrating, inspiring experience. Whether you are caring for an elderly parent or your partner, it’s important to remember to also take care of yourself. We can help.

4 Years, 5 Deaths and 4 Powerful Caregiver Lessons
3 years ago

4 Years, 5 Deaths and 4 Powerful Caregiver Lessons

I’ve decided to just come out and say it. The last four years of our lives have sucked! ‘Our,’ as in my wife, Kathy, and I. Here is a rundown of events… Read More

8 Ways to Be There for Someone Who Is Sick
3 years ago

8 Ways to Be There for Someone Who Is Sick

As we age, there’s no way to escape the constant stream of friends and loved ones who must deal with difficult diagnoses. Whether it’s auto-immune disease, chronic pain, cancer treatment or any other challenging disease, chances are it limits our loved one’s ability to life a fully active life. Read More

How Caregivers Can Create the Best Possible Holiday for Loved Ones
3 years ago

How Caregivers Can Create the Best Possible Holiday for Loved Ones

I grew up with a Mom that pulled out all the stops for the holidays. Our entire house was decorated inside and out from the weekend before Thanksgiving to the weekend after New Year’s. Our house looked like a Hallmark Christmas card.  Read More

Family Caregiver Ideas – 5 Ways to Boost Your Loved One’s Spirit
3 years ago

Family Caregiver Ideas – 5 Ways to Boost Your Loved One’s Spirit

Are you a caregiver for an aging parent? While seniors in their 70s, 80s and 90s are being encouraged more than ever to stay active, get out and enjoy life, the stark reality is that many experience stress and anxiety over health, financial and independence issues. Read More

Finding Purpose in Your Life After the Caregiving Is Over
3 years ago

Finding Purpose in Your Life After the Caregiving Is Over

Being a family caregiver can be both a full-time job and life’s sole purpose during its duration. One thing is certain, though: The cycle of life continues, and loved ones die. Read More

Why Caregivers Need Our Help and What to Do About It
3 years ago

Why Caregivers Need Our Help and What to Do About It

The 2017 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival just finished here in Bali. It’s an exciting annual event that brings in authors from around the world, inspiring audiences with new ideas, current events and touching stories. Read More

5 Reasons We Honor National Family Caregivers’ Month
3 years ago

5 Reasons We Honor National Family Caregivers’ Month

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In the late 1970s, my aunt was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She was married, raising her three children and working full-time when she was diagnosed. Read More

Is Halloween Too Scary for People with Dementia?
3 years ago

Is Halloween Too Scary for People with Dementia?

I’m not sure which was more exciting for my grandpa: having trick-or-treaters come to the door, or calling my mom the next morning to report how many he’d had. Read More

How to Have Positive Conversations with Elderly Parents
3 years ago

How to Have Positive Conversations with Elderly Parents

I was recently thinking about the first conversation I had with my Mom about how I could pitch in and help her out more. At the time, I wasn’t sure what that meant – and I most certainly didn’t know how to have such an important and serious discussion. Read More

Visiting a Loved One in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility: 10 Tips for Success
3 years ago

Visiting a Loved One in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility: 10 Tips for Success

Knowing how to visit someone in a nursing home or assisted living isn’t always easy. Some people make brief, stiff visits. Others just don’t visit because they want to avoid awkward moments. Read More