Please allow me once again to don my cantankerous
caregiver curmudgeon robes and talk about something that has been
bothering me as of late regarding language.
Now, stay awake; this is important stuff.
When we created Today’s Caregiver magazine 18 years ago,
there were very few voices in the wilderness talking about the issue
of family caregiving. There are now (thankfully) a significant amount
of people talking and writing about caregivers and caregiving, as well
as representing family caregivers on their television programs. So
now, I think, is the time to establish some mutually agreed upon
language commandments about caregiving. Language is so very important
because the words we use help establish the feelings we have as a
society about subjects of great importance. And what can be more
important than caregiving?...read
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By Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer
Choosing a medical alert system has
become more complicated as the available options on the market
have increased and the technology has changed and improved.
However, through the myriad of options, there is a common
sense baseline of safety and security these systems provide to
a loved one and their caregiver...read more
Learning How To Be A Caregiver
By Jennifer Kay
It was a beautiful day in March 1995,
when my mother and father gathered their family around
and my father told us, in his usual intellectual
matter-of-fact way, he was going to die...read
How to Tell Your Loved One It
Is Alzheimer’s Disease
By Daniel Paris, MSW
There are a number of takes on telling the
person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) the truth. I would
propose a couple of things to keep in mind...read more
by Camilla Hewson Flintermann
Pared to essential skin and bone you lie,
slowly withdrawing, leaving us behind.
A final act of courage
will, and love
is what's required to set you free at last,
and so you do not eat. It is your choice...read
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