Excuse me. Just where did summer go? Now that the
bell atop the little red schoolhouse has once again rung, we are all
seated at our desks, having sharpened our number two pencils and
opened our crisp new composition books. The fall season starts afresh.
For me, starting next week, I take to the
(hopefully) friendly skies again to do one of the things I love the
most—spending time with family caregivers at events across the
nation. First up, Lifescape Senior Expo in Rockford, Illinois, on
September 12th. (Psst…an aside to all 70’s TV nerds out there, I won’t
be driving a 1974 gold Pontiac Firebird Esprit to the event, but I
will be bringing my files. Get it? — Files)
The schedule includes stops in Birmingham for our
Fearless Caregiver Conference there (on Halloween, no less) and
Fort Lauderdale, the birthplace of these events, where the first one
was held in 1998 with Robert Urich. (Boy, the TV references are
rolling in now.)...read
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Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding
with the Disease
By Sandra Ray, Staff Writer
Mulltiple sclerosis (MS) is one of
the most baffling and debilitating neurological diseases.
About 500,000 people in the United States are afflicted with
it. Worldwide there are more than 2.5 million persons who live
with MS each day...read more
I Am a SNACCER: Special Needs
Adult Child Caregiver
By Valerie Herskowitz, MA CCC-SLP
As the autism epidemic climbs to an all-time high of one out of every 88 individuals, a new breed of parent will emerge...read
What to Look for in a Nursing Home
Use the following checklist to assist you
in assess nursing homes. If possible, both the caregiver and
care recipient should be involved in the decision making
A Tribute to my son, Paul
By Marque Henson
One week’s improvement wiped away by the sweep
of a bad day.
One year’s progress erased by the next six
months of errors.
Caught in a battle to free one’s self from a
bad dream extended over months. Differences glitter along the
branches of life like a spider’s
web spun in an Oak tree.
The patterns woven in an unseemly trap destine
A small boy struggles to break free from the ties
Never to break free caught in a memory spread
No wonder he doesn’t matter, for months he
didn’t even exist.
New wounds will tear at his heart hardening
it against those who
offer false hopes and dreams...read
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