I'm eighteen and I like it
yes I like it, oh I like it,
love it, like it, love it
Eighteen, eighteen, eighteen, eighteen,
and I like it
Lyrics - Alice Cooper
What do you give an 18-year-old for a birthday
present? I think the answer is difficult enough when talking
about a young man or woman – but a Web site that has spanned almost
the entire life of the Internet to date?
Caregiver.com is one of
the first 100,000 Web sites registered since the beginning of Internet
time. Over the years, many interviews have occurred, articles
have run, advice has been shared and caregivers have learned that they
are not so very alone after all. My favorite aspect to the Web
site is that it allows me to be a kind of Caregiving Johnny Appleseed.
When I hear a solution to a specific caregiving challenge at a
Fearless Caregiver Conference, I am excited to be able to share it in
these pages of the newsletter and on
caregiver.com. And soon, I am hearing from caregivers in
states quite far away from where the conference was held that the
solution was just what they were seeking. One of my favorite examples
happened in New
Haven not so many years ago. And I am extremely proud that
caregiver.com has amassed the largest listings to be found online of
groups across the nation...read more
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Finding Support for Hereditary Neuropathy
By Trish Hughes Kreis
Hereditary neuropathy is a group of disorders affecting the peripheral nervous system
(sensory and/or motor functions) and is passed down through families. There are hereditary neuropathic disorders
affecting only the sensory functions or only the motor functions but there are also hereditary neuropathic disorders
affecting both sensory and motor functions...read more
Hidden Heroes and Angels Along the Way
By Jeanette Muller
A well-traveled butterfly sun-catcher hangs in my window. Since college, its bright red and
yellow panels have cheered me. The green panels have faded badly, but I remember in my mind’s eye...
Levels of Adjustment
by Juli A. Koroly
When a family member faces a chronic illness, the entire family structure is rocked to
its foundation. The inevitable life changes occur in stages, and we can adjust to them more easily if we
recognize these stages when they happen...read more
I always go to the doctor with my mother, who is 86 and has dementia. I really do not like it
when we are “patted on the head” and just given medication. Recently, Mom was prescribed some very expensive medication
for urinary frequency. I asked the pharmacist if we could get just two weeks’ worth to try it out. My mom could not
tolerate it! If I had not asked for a smaller amount, we would have been out over $200 for medication she could
in New York
I know that people may laugh at me, but I swear it helps. I try to find one reason to laugh
out loud every single day.
The best ideas and solutions for taking care of your
loved one often come from other caregivers. Please post your ideas
and insights and we will share them with your fellow caregivers.
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