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Twice a year, we hold a garage sale so that you get rid of what you no longer need and get what you need at a good deal. (Our next …

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Closure for a Ghost

Closure for a Ghost

Earlier this week, I mentioned my family's secret--that my father's father had left when my dad was 7 and his brother, 11.My dad rarely spoke about his father. I learned more of the story of his …

Now Open: Our Marketplace

Now Open: Our Marketplace

Twice a year, we hold a garage sale so that you get rid of what you no longer need and get what you need at a good deal. (Our next Caregiving Garage Sale is November 22, 2014.)Now, we've got a …

Just One More Thing…

Just One More Thing…

Well, my back is healing up and I am now walking upright. Woohoo!!! No more cane for me. :DI was at my chiropractor's office today getting some treatment and I called Mom to check on her as she …

Video Chat Today: What’s Scary About Caregiving?

Video Chat Today: What’s Scary About Caregiving?

Join me for our next video chat, which happens on October 31 at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT, Noon PT). Bruce McIntyre, who cares for his wife and co-hosts our Care Break talk show, and Jane, who cares for …

The Frequent Flyer Hospital Visit

The Frequent Flyer Hospital Visit

I knew better, but I did it anyway. I exhaled. I took myself off high alert. I wrote about the rather enjoyable monotony. Next thing I know, I’m calling 911. No need for gasps, or overly concern. …

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

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Or breakfast, or teatime, or bedtime snack, or lunch. I really haven't a clue.I am relatively more relaxed here in Florida, in my mother's own house, and feeling much less guilt about keeping her …

10 Ways Physicians Can Help Family Caregivers

10 Ways Physicians Can Help Family Caregivers

Sometimes, it's the family and friends you think will help that don't. And, sometimes it's the physician.In our 2014 Annual Family Caregiver Survey, only 13% of respondents said that a physician …

11 Things Employers Misunderstand About Caregiving Employees

11 Things Employers Misunderstand About Caregiving Employees

A 2012 report released by AARP found that 42% of U.S. workers provided unpaid eldercare for a family member or friend over the last five years. And, 49% expect to do so in the coming five …

At Some Point, Create a Plan to Avoid Hospitalizations

At Some Point, Create a Plan to Avoid Hospitalizations

My father's best friend, Richard, died last week. My parents were on vacation so Richard's daughter reached out to me. During our phone conversation, I asked about her father's last weeks.They …

It Doesn’t Matter if the Popsicles Melt

It Doesn’t Matter if the Popsicles Melt

This morning I was rearranging a shelf in my freezer to make room. As I placed the box of popsicles on top of the refrigerator, I said to myself,  “Don’t forget you put these here.”After …

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