More used to giving
awards than receiving (although I am an official Duke of Paducah, but
that’s a story for a different day), I was somewhat surprised when my
local Mental Health Association announced my name as one of their
annual EPIC award recipients. Since the organization means a heck of a
lot to me and so many other family caregivers, I am grateful,
surprised and honored.
This will be the 18th
consecutive year that the
Mental Health Association (MHA) of Southeast Florida will honor
recipients of the Exceptional People Impacting the Community (EPIC)
Awards and I am in some pretty heady company...read more
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When It's A Child's Turn to Take Care of Mom or Dad
A Caregiver Agreement May Be in Order
By David Cutner
As our parents become elderly and infirm,
the parent-child relationship is often reversed. Our
parents are no longer taking care of us, and now it’s our turn
to take care of them...read more
The Ultimate Caregiver
By Sara Hodon
When I think of the ideal caregiver, I
immediately think of my grandmother. She is pushing 80,
and has spent her entire life caring for others. I have
known many professional caregivers in my lifetime and I can
tell you, even some of those professionals...read more
Hydration in Elders: More Than Just a Glass of Water
As we enter the warmer part of the year, it
is more important than ever to drink enough fluids. This is
particularly true for children and for persons 65 and older -
which could be both the caregivers...read more
by Janet Freeman-Daily
So many years ago
They cradled a squalling
Smoothed its tuft of hair
Lent a fingertip to suck
Waved bye-bye at the school bus
Drove to ball games and music
Demonstrated scout activities
Stroked to console
Wrote letters to camp
Taught cooking and cleaning
Carried boxes into a first apartment
Tended flower gardens
Made homemade applesauce
Played with grandchildren
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