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Elder Independence: Caregiver Tip to Avoid Dependence

Do you encourage elder independence or dependence? The most common mistake most care partners make is doing things for their aging family member that can...

Caregiver Exhaustion

Caregiver exhaustion is a real issue.  It sometimes amazes me how exhausted I am after spending a lot of time with my in-laws. Especially...

Caregiver Meditation To Overcome Resentment of Family Caregiver Sacrifices

In our Caregiver Meditation this month, Veronica Badowski reminds us all of the importance of  accepting that we are human and need to take "me time"...

Iowa Caucus Day Message From Fed Up, Beaten-Down, Even Jailed Caregivers

Today is the day my community, the Quad-Cities, basks in the national limelight. It’s Iowa Caucus day. Today I am composing this open letter to...

Hardworking middle class left holding short end of caregiving stick

By David Heitz Rhonda Long’s story is one of a middle class, hardworking family that is being screwed for being just that – middle class...

Life After Caregiving, Re-entering, One Step at a Time

Life After Caregiving Re-entering Life, One Step at a Time was written by Sharon Clayton, a caregiver and friend. I want to tell you a...

Caregiver Regrets, Remorse and Prizes

Someone asked me recently how to deal with the fear and caregiver regrets they feel. Fear because their parents are dying, fear because their...

The Healing Powers of Hugs

Did you ever consider the healing powers of hugs? I thought I would share my experience as a volunteer. One of the joyous benefits of...

A Caregiver’s Journey Includes Loneliness

A caregiver's journey... Sometimes we feel so alone in our lives... no one seems to give a damn about what happens to us as caregivers,...

Dementia Bathing Issues…Encouraging Cleanliness…Again

Dementia bathing issues or just seniors and cleanliness... Father in law (FIL)  says that "since he never goes anywhere or does anything anymore, he doesn’t...