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Outrageous hot pink four o’clocks are popping open daily. They arrived about ten years ago in a small plastic trashcan with a spadeful of dirt and a few bedraggled plants dug up from a friend’s yard. 245 more words


3 Times Well-Intentioned Civilians Did More Harm Than Good

Deep down, I think we all understand that veterans have it rough and we want to show our support. However, I have witnessed too many civilians act inappropriately at the expense of Jack’s emotional wellbeing, all in an attempt to be kind and supportive. 699 more words

Anxiety Disorder

Feeling Underappreciated? 4 Tips for Caregivers to Cope

Jessica has been caring for Anthony, who struggles with dementia, for months now. While she enjoys her work, she has become rather emotional. Anthony’s family is overwhelmed by their loved one’s deteriorating health, and as a result, Jessica feels underappreciated by her employer. 610 more words

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Go Beyond 'Thank You' This Veterans Day

There’s a Denny’s commercial circulating this Veterans Day, and the first time I saw it it made my skin crawl.

If you haven’t seen it, it shows a Korean War vet sitting at in a Denny’s booth by himself, enjoying his meal. 393 more words

Anxiety Disorder


Robert Louis Stevenson famously said, “Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.” That seems like a stretch goal for a caregiver, but it embodies the right sentiment. 212 more words


Success in Caregiving - How do you measure it?

On my Dad’s deathbed, I made a promise to him – I would look after Mom for him.   True to my word, I have been doing that since he died.  1,467 more words

Grief - Negative Or Positive

Caregivers care for patients based on trajectories of diseases

Different trajectories for different diseases

A century ago, death was typically quite sudden, and the leading causes were infections, accidents, and childbirth. Today sudden death is less common, particularly in Western, economically developed, societies. 2,849 more words