Tag Archives: Sandwich Generation

  1. A Giant Step For My Kind

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    September 10, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Dear Bloggers and Blog Readers, Recently I enrolled in a class to learn how to make money blogging. Better, Smarter, …
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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. 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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  5. 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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  6. The Lodge

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    April 5, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    The Last Best Thing, The New Adventure What do you do when you close your eyes at night? Imagine a …
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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. Baby Boomer And The Brain, part 3

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    February 5, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Alzheimer’s On Track For Defining Disease Status? We grew up watching Roy Rogers and The Lone Ranger on black and white televisions.  No …
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  9. 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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  10. Highlights From The C-Section

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    November 24, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Excerpt from Pegg in Wrestling With Care   “As I read this piece, I felt as though I had gone back in time. …
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  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. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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