Tag Archives: elder care

  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. When You Care

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    June 25, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    When you care about something, you can pretend it’s not about you.  But it is.  You choose to care. When …
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. That Old Independence

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    July 4, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Would a School Board cut PE during the time of one-room school houses?  Did they have PE to cut?  If kids …
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Right Way, Wrong Way, Wrestle Way

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    June 9, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Loyal readers know I apply a gentle lash to topics ranging from the decline of wrestling, the decline of funding …
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Requesting Care Proposal

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    November 7, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    GRANTING FOR THE GREATER GOOD If you pay seventy five dollars a head to sit in a swank little theater inside …
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  16. 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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  17. Care Views

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    October 30, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    WHAT YOU SEE AND WHAT YOU DON’T What You See:  In a grocery store juice aisle a middle aged man hands two quarts of V-8 …
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  18. Foundations Of Care

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    October 29, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    REINFORCING SOCIAL FABRIC  A Dream Team gathered in Hood River recently, five people making a difference in more lives than anyone will know.  Larry Bird …
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  19. 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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  20. 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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