Monthly Blog Archives: April 2013

Giving care when you’re worlds apart

If family caregiving wasn’t hard enough, let’s throw distance into the mix. 7 million people consider themselves long-distance caregivers in the U.S. Trying to figure out what’s going on with Mom and Dad when they live on one coast and you the other can sometimes seem an impossible task. Whether to travel or not depends on what kind of relationship you have with your parents. Read more »

Are You a “Wise Hoot”?

I designed a seminar called “Connecting with and Coaching Caregivers of Older Adults” for Health Ed and presented in Des Moines, IA, this past Friday. I travel to Cedar Rapids next week and then Milwaukee in May. I had a great group of professional caregivers last Friday, all eager to learn better methods of supporting the family caregiver.

One participant named Liz came back after lunch with a crazy, owl ring. She gave it to me and said, “This is because you’re wise and you’re a hoot.” Read more »

It’s not you; it’s your hormones

Thank you Dr. Sara Gottfried for reminding us to stop blaming ourselves and take a look at our biology. If our hormones are out of balance, we’re struggling against our selves. I gained invaluable insights into hormones during my radio interview with Dr. Sara: Caregiving and Hormones.

As women and as caregivers, we tend to give and give and give. Dr. Sara sees thousands of women in her medical practice. The majority of her patients fall into the classic definition Read more »