Accept the Gift

I don’t feel good today.  I’ve had a cold, and it’s getting old.  I’m into the coughing stage, and it gives me a headache.

On a day when I don’t […] Continue Reading…

Widening Circles of Support for Elders and their Care Partners

 

The rural community where my Mother grew up is saturated with extended family, and has been for several generations.  As a family history buff, I enjoy looking at the […] Continue Reading…

Changes at the Crossroads

I think I’m having growth spurt.

Before you check out my “middle-aged middle” and start giggling, let me say how grateful I am to have so many opportunities to learn […] Continue Reading…

When Elder Care Hurts: Caring for Elders who have been Abusive or Neglectful

I was working as a consultant and referral resource for family caregivers when I received one of my most memorable calls.  On the other end of the line was […] Continue Reading…

Rest and Renewal for Caregivers, in Only 10 Minutes!

In 2011, I wrote a blog post about the importance of regularly taking time away from caregiving, often referred to as “respite.”

 

At that time, I suggested that in every […] Continue Reading…

Are You Happy to Break the Good Dishes? (or… “Eat the Cherry First!”)

 

I recently splurged on a set of adorable Moroccan tea glasses, something to remind me of my favorite Philadelphia restaurant and the great meals I’ve shared there with my […] Continue Reading…

Sorrow and Joy in the Season of Light

I am thinking a lot in this season about loved ones who have passed, and in particular about my daughter, Diane, who died almost 17 years ago in a […] Continue Reading…

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Loved Ones who Live with Dementia

Thanksgiving is a very special American holiday that carries many memories and not a little nostalgia for the past. I remember riding in our family car with my sisters to […] Continue Reading…

Presentation on Care Partnership Truly is FREE!

Hi, All –

I’m sorry there has been so much confusion about the talk on Care Partnership I’ll be doing at Lifelong in Ithaca next Monday, November 18th.

Lifelong has let […] Continue Reading…

Correction on the Care Partnership Talk…

Hi, Everyone – I must apologize for incorrectly posting the presentation I’m doing for Lifelong in Ithaca as free of cost.  There is a $10.00 fee for the program, […] Continue Reading…

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