Founded by the
World Federation of Hemophilia in
1989 and held annually on April 17,
World Hemophilia Day is dedicated to
raising awareness of hemophilia and
other inherited bleeding disorders.
Between that and the new release of
Caregiving Ties that Bind,
which relates the lessons we have
learned from our 108 cover
interviews with caregivers with
famous faces, it occurred to me that
one of my favorite celebrity
interviews was not with a movie
star, politician or singer, but
someone who is proudly A Mom.
son Ryan is best remembered for the
battles he faced as a teenager
living with AIDS in the early days
of that disease where fear and
misunderstanding were rampant.
Ryan’s legacy of strength and
commitment was outstanding for
anyone facing the obstacles he
faced; but more impressive yet,
considering he was a teenager. Ryan
contracted the disease through an
infusion of Factor 8...read more
VA Benefits – A Little of the Old
and a Little of the New
By Trish Hughes Kreis, Staff Writer
The gratitude we give to the
honorable and brave men and women serving our
country would be incomplete if we did not also
extend that gratitude to their families.
Families have long been the backbone of support for
our service men and women during both their active
duty and after. The VA provides numerous
programs for veterans and now their caregivers. Many
programs have been around for quite some time and
others have recently been enacted...read more
Surviving Caregiving with
By Barbara Hanson Dennis
Dignity, Love and Kindness
Yesterday, my husband Les
died. No, it was actually a year and 41 days
ago, but it feels like yesterday. I’m still
wondering how this could really have happened.
He was diagnosed with Early Stage Early Onset Probable
Alzheimer’s Disease in January 2000 at age 63...read more
Twenty Ways To Care for Caregivers
Twenty of the best tips and ideas collected from Caregivers and care managers of the Medicare Alzheimer's Project in Broward and Dade Counties, Florida...read
I am a caregiver for a loved one living
with Down syndrome and Lewy body dementia disease who has
violent outbursts. What should be done when an episode
occurs? What can calm down the situation?
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