caregiver support

Magical Thinking

Feeling overwhelmed, aging parents may turn to magical thinking to solve problems.  Like denial, it allows them a way to defer the complexity and burden of a problem. Opting to continue unsafe driving, ignoring financial limitations or rejecting help with…

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Veiller Sur Mes Parents

Veiller Sur Mes Parents (Watch Over My Parents) is an innovative program in France that uses mail carriers to keep an eye on older adults as well as providing friendship to those who live alone.  Here’s how they do it:…

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Emotional Rain

Emotional Rain Legacies of kind, courageous and unadvertised lives with their steady flow of compassion for this world are the emotional rain we all need to weather life’s brutal droughts.  We may never know the source of this remarkable kindness…

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Caregiver Self-Worth: Perspective and Practice

Coming Along Side by David Solie (endoftheworldart.com) “Some people will like us and some dislike us; some come through for us and some betray us; some care tenderly about our feelings and some trample them under foot. Accepting this variety…

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Finding A New Primary Care Physician Mind Map

Sometimes you need to change doctors, but where to begin? The short answer is with yourself.  You need a primary care physician who is qualified, has a “always ready to help” office staff and most important “gets you.”  This is…

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