Tag Archives: parent care

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. The Task At Hand

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    September 30, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    YOUR CARE DNA     You are busy.  You tell others how busy you are.  You say you are stressed because …
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  18. The Care Game Plan

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    September 24, 2009 by David Gillaspie

      Old football pictures, like this one from the 1930’s, tell many stories, ask many questions.  Who are these people?  …
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  19. The Crime of Elder Bitterness

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    September 23, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    WHO’S TO BLAME   Bitterness with age comes from a sense of abandonment by those who’ve died or live too …
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  20. Tactics and Techniques 1

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    September 12, 2009 by David Gillaspie

      A guest at DG’s B&B held this photo of a standing Franklin D. Roosevelt when she talked about her life: “From …
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