Tag Archives: caregiver tactics

  1. Fitness For The Life Cycle

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    June 5, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    If severe illness limits mobility, what do you do? If sitting is the safest place besides bed, how do you …
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  2. 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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  3. 7 Ways To Tell If Your Family Hates You Enough

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    July 19, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    It Starts Early (edited after being told on)   0.  Are you the right gender? Check early pictures to see …
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  4. Paws For A Cause

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    April 27, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Your Parkinson’s Primer With Parkinson’s in your life, the sun feels like it’s on a dimmer switch. You don’t slide …
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  5. You vs Parkinson’s In The Octagon

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    December 3, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    The fight you don’t want, but you don’t make the schedule. This is a fight everyone loses.  You didn’t ask for …
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  6. 7 Signs Of A Bad Caregiver

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    October 26, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    A Dark Parody 1.  You Don’t Smoke?  If you want to create empathy with a loved one, light up.  You’re a …
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  7. LIFE @ (or above) 50

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    August 30, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (written for http://blog.aarp.org/shaarpsession/2010/08/blog_your_way_to_orlando_with.html) AARP Orlando @ 50 conference will be a ripping success no matter who blogs the event.  When a group …
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  8. Wrestling With Reason

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    August 4, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    or A Reason To Wrestle My best friend from high school and ever after talked about being in shape.  Since …
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  9. AMERICAN ANGEL

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    July 20, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    IS PRIMARY CAREGIVING WASTED ON THE AFFLICTED? If you haven’t been there, then you’ve heard the story: someone’s health takes …
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Family Fight

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    June 15, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Kids may not want their parents at every practice and every wrestling match.  They want their own time.  But I wanted to …
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  13. 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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  14. A Kind Of Care

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    May 14, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Most of us are wired to care about something.  Some need a television commercial to identify their care subject.  For …
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  15. The Company You Keep

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    November 20, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    A pack of wolves.  A herd of deer.  Birds of a feather flocking together.  They hang together just like people.  People of …
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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