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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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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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Making Spousal Relationships Work

Friday February 06, 2015

This Valentine’s Day, along with the cards, flowers and dining out, let us give our ourselves and spouses, who are often our stressed caregivers, an additional gift—seven conversations on the art of strengthening our relationships.

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An Open Letter to My Family & Friends

Friday October 10, 2014

I've been thinking about how to compose this letter since I was diagnosed with early stage Parkinson's a few months ago. I just didn't know how to proceed, if at all. I thought about not telling anyone for a long time, as my manifestations of the disease are so minute. But it is very hard to keep something like this locked up inside.

So here we are.... I'd like to set the record straight. I'm still the same Gloria (for better or worse) and I happen to have a condition called Parkinson's Disease.

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Support the Caregiver in your Life

Sunday October 21, 2012

November is national caregiver month and a fitting time to show gratitude toward the carepartner or caregiver in our live.

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Sex, Intimacy and Parkinson’s

Tuesday May 29, 2012

Many people with Parkinson’s experience changes in libido and sexual function, sometimes even before the first movement symptoms.

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