It’s NOT The Thought That Counts

By |2017-08-04T00:54:53+00:00August 4th, 2017|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

Nearly 20 years ago, I delivered a speech in honor of a former caregiver for her husband with Parkinson’s. I titled it, It’s NOT the Thought That Counts . Rodin The Thinker Photo by Crystal Borde The speech was inspired by regret. In 1994, while on a tight schedule in Milwaukee, I decided not to [...]

Caregiver Humor – José is Lisa’s Chaparro

By |2017-08-04T00:54:05+00:00August 4th, 2017|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

If we’re to survive, we caregivers must find something to laugh about. We’ll thrive and find joy each day, when we tap our well of caregiver humor. There’s much to laugh about in simple everyday interactions if we stop being so serious about ourselves. I used to visit, José, my caregiver friend Lisa’s husband. He [...]

The Caregiver’s Voice REVIEW – At Death’s Door

By |2017-08-04T00:53:33+00:00August 4th, 2017|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

At Death’s Door brings to life the end of life. Many of us remain unaware of the important issues families face near the end of life. What does a DNR/DNI entail? What are the leading conditions that lead to irreversible decline? Who has the legal right to make decisions regarding our healthcare? What options does [...]

Lyn Purser – Dementia Be Damned

By |2017-08-04T00:53:00+00:00August 4th, 2017|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

Lyn Purser was born 46 years ago with intellectual disabilities. Born four months premature, she was placed on antibiotics shortly after birth. Five months later, she and her older brother left Italy for America with their parents. At age 14, she experienced a period of seizures that were inadequately controlled with medication. As a result, [...]