Tag Archives: end of life

  1. 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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  2. Wrestling With New World Healthcare Reform

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    August 8, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    You want healthcare reform?  Do you want healthcare reform?  You can’t handle healthcare reform. (with thanks to Jack Nicholson as …
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Lookout Care

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    May 3, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Serious crime fiction always needs an extra set of eyes to make the story work.  The grab and go guys grab …
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Use Best Judgement

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    October 2, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    WHEN YOUR’S ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH When you make the right call, you expect results.  What happens if you make the …
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  20. The Question?

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    October 1, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF US   The speaker was a married woman in great health.  She didn’t need anyone taking …
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