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A positive attitude is everything

Tuesday May 31, 2016

A conversation with Jacquie Ewell, carepartner of Ed Ewell, Founder of the former Parkinson's Resource Center of Spokane.

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We Make Them Together: Major Decisions in Caregiving

Monday May 09, 2016

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 them.

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Caregiving: Ken's Story

Friday February 12, 2016

When I started attending PD caregiver support groups I was impressed by the heroic stories of difficult caregiving needs and caregiver efforts.

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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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Present Moment: A Continued Conversation

Friday November 27, 2015

At one point during the HOPE Conference several fellow PWPs asked me to blog about the presentation by Gary Vallat, his spouse Rubye and their daughter Aimie. ...In his poem, “Going Public,” Gary acknowledges that doing what he is doing, pre-senting at conferences or support groups, making the personal - public, is not an easy task. But it is a valuable one. It builds and integrates us to community. It helps us heal.

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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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Pressure Sores

Friday June 26, 2015

Pressure sores are no small thing when they are left undiscovered and untreated. However, pressure sores can be prevented from happening and treatments are available under various conditions.

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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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Doctor's Visits

Friday May 29, 2015

A caregiver's life includes many doctor's visits. There's the primary of course, then there are all the specialists. In the past, this blog has discussed how to choose a doctor. This blog is about how to get the most out of each doctor’s visit.

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Choosing a shared burden

Friday May 22, 2015

Those who volunteer and hang in as caregivers in spite of all that is plainly coming should be studied, celebrated and sung. In our haphazard world, such people are the gossamer threads by which any of us, at any time, may come to hang.

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