Tag Archives: depression

  1. A Parkinson’s Trip

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    August 24, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    You’ve heard it before, “Hate the war, love the warrior”; “hate the process, love the results?” Adapted for Parkinson’s, it …
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  2. Wrestling Pressure

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    August 12, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    You feel the weight.  It’s everywhere you go. My Dad, on the right, said it like this, “It starts stacking …
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  3. Medically Sound Coaching

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    July 2, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    FOR PARKINSON’S My oldest son Tyler saw my approach to dealing with his grandfather’s Parkinson’s and called it ‘not medically …
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  4. PARKINSON’S COACH

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    June 30, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    shakeittillwemakeit.com I participated in my children’s’ sports and didn’t go crazy.  After one season watching kindergarten rec league soccer from the …
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  5. BATTLE SCAR

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    June 9, 2010 by David Gillaspie

      War movies work best when they take familiar emotions places they’ve never been.  We experience strange feelings and think we can track them back like a story arc with …
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  6. Caregiver’s Corner Technique: Dry

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    June 9, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    If you are involved with your family, you may become a caregiver.  That’s not a statement as much as it …
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  7. Troubles

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    April 23, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    When is poor health, hygiene and diet a plea for help instead of a lifestyle choice?  It depends on how …
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  8. Wrestling Powers

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    November 17, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    IT ALWAYS MATTERS The man in the hospital bed was not the man who gave his step-daughter to me at our wedding.  The …
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  9. The Cycle

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    November 13, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    WITH GENTLE CARE Ask any family caregiver who’s gone for the cycle to recall their best memory.  Just one.  If they cared …
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  10. Love Means Caring

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    November 12, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    AND THE OTHER WAY AROUND The family caregiver rolls through the day with a partner if their loved one is married.  It’s a sandwich …
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  11. Applied Caregiving

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    November 9, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    IN A WORLD OF HURT   What is the common response when asked “How are you?” Most agree that, “Fine.  How …
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  12. Falling Through Option Gaps

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    November 2, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    WHERE IT SHOWS, WHERE IT DOESN’T Football on television always shows the sidelines of the winners and the losers.  Look closely and …
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  13. Check The Clock

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    October 15, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    TEN SECONDS, TEN SECONDS From the outside looking in, all caregiving stories end the same; someone runs out of time.  …
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  14. Morning Formation

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    October 10, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    CHECK DOWN   The VA hospital asks a few things of its patients.  One is showing up.  If you’re a …
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  15. The Grip

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    October 10, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    ONE APPROACH   Family caregiving benefits two people, the loved one and the caregiver.  Everyone else gets to watch. What …
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  16. Tattle Tale Heart

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    October 10, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    Beatin’ Ain’t Cheatin’     1. Does a family caregiver install air conditioning in the front room of their house …
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  17. Care In Many Colors, pt.3

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    October 8, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    GOLD   We all like winners.  It’s a cruel judgment on everyone else who makes an effort that we only …
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  18. Care In Many Colors, pt.2

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    October 6, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    RED, WHITE, AND BLUE Family caregivers are a selfish lot.  They never leave well enough alone.  If there’s a better …
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  19. Care In Many Colors, pt.1

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    October 4, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    Shine A Light   People without family caregiving experience in their lives see it in shades of gray instead of the …
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  20. In The Stands

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    October 3, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    CAREGIVER WRESTLING MATCHES   The word caregiver strikes fear into the bravest hearts.  It shouldn’t.  It’s a word combining two cheery …
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