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Forcing the Attitude of Reality

 

People with Parkinson’s disease, like, I suspect, people with any serious condition, can fall into two groups based on their attitudes toward the disease. ... read more

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Getting Used to a Support Group

 

Some people, particularly men, are put off by the idea of support groups. They think of them as touchy-huggy-feely weep sessions and want nothing to do with them. ... read more

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Learning: Services

 

Caregiving, whether for Parkinson’s disease or any of the other afflictions that can strike us, is hard. But too many caregivers are doing it by themselves. ... read more

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Learning: Parkinson's

 

Caregivers need to learn and one of the topics is about the disease itself. There are two reasons why this is important. ... read more

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The Three Dimensions of Caregiving

 

In your book on Parkinson's, you talk about the three dimensions of caregiving. Can you please summarize them? ... read more

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The Value of Sharing Stories

 

How can sharing Parkinson’s and caregiving stories be both supportive and therapeutic for those involved? ... read more

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The Criticality of Learning for Caregivers

 

Caregiving is a job. But unlike the jobs people take on, this is one for which we’re not qualified. Even if caregiving falls upon trained professionals—care aides or nurses—its demands go beyond any normal work obligations. ... read more

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An Early Warning Sentinel for Caregivers

 

I’ve recently come across and have been developing a different form of support for caregivers. It is a role that I call the “early warning sentinel.” ... read more

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The Holiday Season for Caregivers

 

The holiday season can be a source of distress for those thrust into the role of caregiver. What is there to celebrate when your loved one can’t help decorate the tree or prepare the extravagant meals or even make the trek to the mall alone to get that special gift? Is there any point to celebrating? Is it even reasonable to do so? ... read more

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Index of posts

Forcing the Attitude of Reality
August 6, 2018

Getting Used to a Support Group
June 25, 2018

Learning: Services
June 11, 2018

Learning: Parkinson's
May 28, 2018

The Three Dimensions of Caregiving
April 30, 2018

The Value of Sharing Stories
April 2, 2018

The Criticality of Learning for Caregivers
March 19, 2018

An Early Warning Sentinel for Caregivers
March 5, 2018

The Holiday Season for Caregivers
January 1, 2018