Oct 4, 2023
A caller named Bill once shared on our caregiver program
that his father was an abusive alcoholic for years. His father has now suffered a stroke and requires extensive care—but sadly still drinks.
Even though Bill is over fifty with a wife and kids, he
he still feels like a terrified nine-year-old when...
Sep 27, 2023
From "A MINUTE FOR CAREGIVERS- When Every Day Feels Like Monday."
Playing for Chickens
There’s an old story of a farmer who struggled to find ways to help his chickens lay more eggs. After trying numerous techniques, he heard of the beneficial effects of music and tried playing the flute for his chickens to help...
Sep 7, 2023
Drive By Diagnosis
The term "Drive-By Diagnoses" accurately captures the shared experiences of countless caregivers. It's as though passersby morph into experts, leaning out the window to offer advice on caring for loved ones, irrespective of their connection or expertise. Comments like "Have you considered a new drug?"...
Aug 30, 2023
A Path Through the Storm
When storms loom, media outlets often show footage of people placing plywood on homes and businesses and hunkering down. Caregiving is its own storm. Although sometimes receiving advance notice, caregiving can often descend like a tornado—and last a lifetime. If cameras followed caregivers,...
Aug 23, 2023
"Many express difficulties in knowing how to help a caregiver, but most caregivers agree that it’s not complicated. Sometimes it’s just a bowl of soup and a kind word." - From - A MINUTE FOR CAREGIVERS - When Every Day Feels Like Monday.