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We Make Them Together: Major Decisions in Caregiving


7 years ago my husband of 53 years was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. We made some major decisions along this path that have assisted us in coping with this progressive disease. I was asked to share the…
May 09, 2016

Caregiving: Susan's Story


I am a caretaker by nature and reveled in sharing life with Joe, my husband of 28 years, as well as being a mother to our 3 sons. We fought hard, enduring 8 miscarriages, but life was sweet in those e…
January 26, 2016

Summer Travel


If your PD loved one has dementia or even just mild cognitive impairment, travel can be stressful. Travel is possible. Here are a few of the ways to make it easier.
July 24, 2015

To be in June


June is something of a Dad’s Month. You may say, “Well, sure: Father’s Day. Doink.” In our family, this bundle of weeks has ranged from graduation to the US Open—all opportunity to acknowledge Dad. I’…
July 03, 2015

From the Depths of the Cupboards: Pumpkin Bars


With spring come strawberries, rhubarb and (my personal favorite) the PNW gardener. Pies are on the horizon. Or, for some dads, longer golfing hours.
June 05, 2015

Finding Time for Caregiver Care


When taking care of your loved one is a full time job, how do you take care of the caregiver?
April 28, 2015

Caregiving, the Next Level


It is common knowledge that patients in care facilities who have a family member involved do much better than those who don’t. If you have a loved one in a care facility, here are some of your many ta…
March 06, 2015

Resolve to be a Better Caregiver!


“Yeah, sure,” you say. “I’m already over my head in running errands and doctors appointments and staying up half the night with my loved one—and on and on. I can hardly do what has to be done. How can…
January 16, 2015

Holiday Feasts, Family & Fun


The holidays are a time of feasting, family and fun. At least, that is what we hope they will be. When Parkinson’s becomes a part of the family, some adjustments may need to be made. While feasting ma…
December 05, 2014

Caregiver Burnout - Write it Down!


Caregiver burnout is caused by emotional and physical stress that is associated with the toll caregiving can place on finances, social engagement and physical health. In this blog, we will explore si…
September 15, 2014

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