Caregiving is Like a Jigsaw Puzzle

Some of you are thinking, “How is she going to compare caregiving to a jigsaw puzzle?” And I smile just thinking about this, especially because my goal is to encourage and support those who care for a loved one with Parkinson’s Disease or any other chronic or degenerative disease. But I believe the two overlapContinue reading “Caregiving is Like a Jigsaw Puzzle”

Adapting All the Way

Nothing stays the same. Change is inevitable. Life is dynamic – always changing. We’ve heard those sayings all our lives, and they are true. We don’t always enjoy the changes, but they happen all the time, whether subtle or monumental. We can point to 2020 to see countless changes in our personal lives, in society,Continue reading “Adapting All the Way”

The Rest of the Story

Couple number one arrived at the support group meeting, looking the same as always – a happy couple without a care in the world. But the truth is that he has Parkinson’s disease, and it took them an hour to get out of the door of their house because he didn’t take his pills, heContinue reading “The Rest of the Story”

One Very Bad Day

Sometimes life goes along at a steady pace and we think all is well until BOOM! Something catastrophic occurs: a hurricane, an earthquake, an accident, a bad medical diagnosis, or political upheaval. Any of these or countless other events, can cause one to have a very bad day. But for us as caregivers, it doesn’tContinue reading “One Very Bad Day”

“Must-Haves” for Caregivers

If we were all gathered in one room and could share our stories, we would find a range of caregiving experience, from newbie to seasoned veteran. If we listen to those veterans who have walked this road already, perhaps they could prepare us for what is to come. Here are a few things that mightContinue reading ““Must-Haves” for Caregivers”