For the Caregiver Blog
For You The Caregiver
Articles in this section (see left) address a variety of caregiving issues from planning finances to nurses' perspectives to poetry, journaling through the experience, tips, and more. We hope you'll send us your own experiences, questions, comments and suggestions for surviving the day-to-day frustrations and how you manage to put something fun in your days.
When I read that reading helps stave off loneliness in the newsletter for Today’s Caregiver, I was thrilled — partly because I love to read and partly because I’m a writer and publisher. Reading, according to Emily Dickinson, who knew something about spending a lot of time on her own, is like a frigate that ‘takes … Continue reading Reading Helps Stave off Loneliness
We all have the guilt producing shoulda/coulda’s from time to time, but caregivers usually have the coulda/shoulda’s on a nearly daily basis. Yet as caregivers we often forget that we too have legitimate and important needs.That fact is only really apparent when our own health suffers in the course of caregiving. Even then, sometimes, we still … Continue reading Getting Rid of Caregiver Guilt
When my father, who had a brain tumor and who was fiercely independent, slowly grew to be unreliable in the handling of his bills, etc., I worried about trying to strong-arm him into letting go of their management. A friend said to me, in a reference to the biblical ‘Honor the father and thy mother,’ … Continue reading Negotiating with A Loved One With Alzheimer’s