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Archive | April 2015

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Being a Caregiver for a Partner with Parkinson’s (part 1)

Contributed by William Hicks The following comments and advice have evolved during my ten plus years as a caregiver for my dear wife with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) along with insight gained from participation with several support groups for PD caregivers or PD sufferers (care receivers). Needless to say, the thoughts and conclusions are mine alone, […]

Pay attention to your emotions

Just as hunger lets you know that you need food, emotions can let you know when you need assistance and support.  Keep in mind that it is okay to feel angry, frustrated, sad or inadequate from time to time.  Having these feelings is completely normal, and almost every caregiver experiences them at some point. If […]

In Sickness and In Health: Caring For Each Other

Originally posted on Women With Parkinson's Disease:
We are so lucky, many of us, to have a spouse or other close family member to act as caregiver.  And there are many support groups, articles,  books and advisers to tell these people how not to burn out so as to be useful to their spouses. For this…

Practical Caregiving

If your loved one needs considerable help, a well-planned routine can make the more demanding parts of your day go more smoothly, take less time and help ensure that the one you care for doesn’t develop problems that could have been prevented. 1. Make a list of all the items you need for morning and […]

Catastrophically Disabled Veterans

All veterans with PD should read this. http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/assets/documents/publications/IB-10-435_Catastrophically_Disabled_Veterans.pdf  

Happy World Voice Day

Wishing you a Happy World Voice Day 2015!! Visit  http://www.voicetrainer.com

Day-to-day life

Caregivers sometimes become so involved in their efforts to keep things going that they tend to forget that each day can present the opportunity to try new approaches and activities that will make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of those they care for. Some things that can bring about positive changes […]