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Caregiver Appreciation Day, 2015

Today, November 13th is Caregiver Appreciation Day.

November is Caregiver Awareness Month. If you have a chronic illness or disability, you have carers. Even if you are not confined to a bed or home-bound, you are still receiving support from someone whether it be a spouse, parent, family member, friend, professional caregiver, online support, or your physician. 367 more words


Thank Your Caretaker Day

This month is National Caregiver Month; November 13th, thank your supporters, family, nurses, and full-time caregiver.

When we are so focused on survival, pain and illness, we can feel as though we are going this journey alone. 321 more words

Chronic Illness

How Did We Get Here?

The ALS Diagnosis blind sided me.  There were signs for years before the diagnosis came about but when you hear horse hooves you think horses not zebras. 418 more words


What's In A Name?

It has been 4 months since my mom was diagnosed with first Primary Muscular Atrophy (PMA), then Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and finally Primary Muscular Atrophy. 402 more words


Alzheimer’s, Memory and Emotions

By, David M. Gillespie (Guest Blogger)

During 2009, 2010, I worked as an advocate for residents of long term care communities such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 380 more words

Crystal S Kauffman

The Day Cancer Changed My Family's Life

My wife Heather and I learned that life can change at any second when, on November 21, 2005, our lives tumbled into chaos as the doctor diagnosed Heather with life-threatening cancer – malignant pleural… 872 more words

Crystal S Kauffman


Who am I?
How do I define myself? That has always been a hard one – in business I was a XX in the XX department for XX years, At the children’s school I was Mom working at XX. 62 more words