DON’T Say THIS to a Caregiver!

It is no secret that sometimes our friends, even our closest friends, just don’t know what to say to make us feel better.  The truth is that there aren’t many things one can say to make caregiving easier. There are no platitudes, no cliches, no magic words, no secret coded phrases that will make itContinue reading “DON’T Say THIS to a Caregiver!”

Medication Time!

Two important things before we begin today’s post: My goal is to support and encourage those who care for someone with Parkinson’s Disease or some other chronic or degenerative disease. And Disclaimer – I am not a medical professional, nor do I play one on television. I have absolutely no medical training and do notContinue reading “Medication Time!”

Is there a Solution for Every Problem?

When I retired from teaching high school mathematics 5 years ago, I would have answered that question with a resounding YES! Today, I’m not so sure. From the perspective of the caregiver of a loved one with a degenerative disease, many problems that we encounter can only TOTALLY be solved with the curing of theContinue reading “Is there a Solution for Every Problem?”

Life is Like a Bowl of Problems

There are few things certain in this life. Some say “death and taxes.” I believe there is one more to add – problems. As an adult we quickly learn that life seldom goes smoothly or as planned. When living with someone with a chronic disease, life can seem like one problem after another. We quicklyContinue reading “Life is Like a Bowl of Problems”