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Caregiving: Susan's Story

Tuesday January 26, 2016

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 early years.

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Summer Travel

Friday July 24, 2015

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.

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Caring for a Spouse Living with PD

Tuesday June 23, 2015

It was interesting to hear that when folks spoke about the act of caring for a loved one, they had a language preference. Some emphasize the descriptor “caregiving” while others spoke of “carepartnering.”

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Caregiving, the Next Level

Friday March 06, 2015

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 tasks.

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Coming Out of the Caregiving Closet

Thursday March 06, 2014

"There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers." - Rosalynn Carter

Today, the Washington Post came out with a special report on family caregiving in the United States. While reading the article, I couldn’t help but think about the Caregiving in America Conference I attended on February 19th in Seattle. Hosted by AARP and Washington Post Live, the conference featured an illustrious set of presenters, from TV personality Rick Steves of PBS, to the state of Washington’s First Lady Trudi Inslee, to aging expert Nancy Hooyman. More than my admiration of the speakers, I was struck by one fact in particular: 1 in 5 people in the United States is caregiving for family members, and 1 in 4 of these haven't told anyone.

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