Tag Archives: caregiving

  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. The Right Gym

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    March 19, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    (originally published: http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2012/03/the_right_gym_matters.html) Not everyone joins a gym to model the outfit they found under the Christmas tree, or test …
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. One Show, Many Dogs

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    July 18, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    OR HOW A GOOD IDEA MAKES BEST FRIENDS On a recent Saturday, last Saturday, every good dog in the Portland area met …
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  6. 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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  7. The Sandwich

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    April 4, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Comes a time in many lives when you hear reasonable suggestions.  Colleges warn against helicopter parents swooping in to heroically solve their kid’s …
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. The Mick Says

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    July 11, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    If you didn’t know anything about sports and saw this shot, you’d be a baseball fan.  Mickey Mantle could do …
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Wrestler’s Remedy

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    March 17, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    I’m not a dentist but I pull teeth, wrestling teeth.  If you are a wrestler, or an ex-wrestler, I’ll find …
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  17. Finisher

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    March 16, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    A public gym tells the tale.  That’s where you’ll find guys who have done nothing competitively crushing on the dip …
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  18. Tiger Woods Marriage Care Lessons

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    December 14, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    By David Gillaspie Would you offer a drowning man a lifeline?  Douse someone on fire?  Hound Tiger Woods out of the country?  It’s …
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  19. 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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  20. 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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