You’ve got a friend

You’ve got a friend

Although the story of our lives is punctuated by the big events, it is family and friendships that are the basis of our everyday memories, the shared experiences that are part of our story. Bruce had been reveling in time spent with friends and family, and as...
Book Review: Connecting Caregivers

Book Review: Connecting Caregivers

Connecting Caregivers: Answers to the Questions You Didn’t Know You Needed to Ask Edited by Linda Burhans 198 pages, Skylar Thomas Publishing (June 1, 2016)   Connecting Caregivers is a collection of writings by experts in the fields of aging, dementia, home care...
Roz Chast’s Graphic Memoir

Roz Chast’s Graphic Memoir

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? By Roz Chast 228 pages, Bloomsbury USA; First Edition edition (May 6, 2014)   Five years after her mother’s death at the age of 97, Roz Chast commemorated her journey with her parents during their last few years in a...
Real-world practical and inspiring

Real-world practical and inspiring

What does caring for a loved one at home really involved? What does it mean for your family and future? Tens of millions of Americans have had these questions and more as they prepare for this unsettling yet necessary task. “The Family Caregiver s Guide”...
You don’t have to be perfect

You don’t have to be perfect

Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver, a moving true story of the seven years Bobbi Carducci spent taking care of her father-in-law Rodger, is a testament to love, compassion, grace and courage in the face of often inconceivable challenges. At the time Ms. Carducci...
Loving Lori, in sickness and in health

Loving Lori, in sickness and in health

Stairways is a book that tells the true love story between the author, Steven Zarycki, and his wife, Lori. It describes in detail how two young individuals found each other at an early age and loved each other instantaneously. Stairways is also a book about a loving...
9 touching films about illnesses

9 touching films about illnesses

Having an illness is often a very traumatic experience and being a caretaker of someone in this position can be difficult and emotion-inducing. In these instances, it becomes really important to see depictions of a slice of life for people with illnesses and how that...
My 5 favorite YA books about caregiving

My 5 favorite YA books about caregiving

Sometimes books are the only way to escape. Even if it’s for a few minutes, the pleasure of reading relaxes one. Whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, books reminds us of something we sometimes need to know, we are not alone. A Time for Dancing By Davida...
Learning as we go along

Learning as we go along

Most of us were ‘volunteered’ to do our caregiving sessions and the majority of us entered with no knowledge of what would transpire. It definitely became ‘on the job training’. If we had known how to access information on how to do everything, it would have eased our...