disability

My Mom Hates Me

I receive a steady stream of emails from adult children who are trying to work with angry older parents. In most cases, these caregivers are trying to find the best solution to a difficult situation(little or no planning, last minute…

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Staying Afloat–New Book Review

I just finished reading a new book by Sheryl Karas, MA entitled The Spiritual Journey of Family Caregiving. It is a compendium of newsletters she wrote from 2000 to 2005 while serving as a “family caregiving consultant” for a non-profit…

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Needs Overload: Preferred Choices

Here is a question I was asked from a caregiver who is feeling overwhelmed: How do I respond to my 89 year old father who demands much of my attention and doesn’t understand that I have other responsibilities besides him?…

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Brain Aging

“Cure when possible…Comfort always” Hippocrates I just finished a new book by Dr. Peter Whitehouse entitled The Myth of Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Aren’t Being Told About Today’s Most Dreaded Dreaded Diagnosis. While the title has a sensationalist ring to…

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The Sibling Dilemma

“But things in this life change very slowly, if they ever change at all” The Eagles from Sad Cafe In David Rico’s book “The Five Things We Cannot Changeone of the immutable laws of living on earth is that “life…

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