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Farewell to TheWorkingCaregiver

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Reckless caregiving; The Michael Jackson saga

This week we all watched the drama of Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray get rung through the ringer wherein he was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. CBS Detroit states: “Jackson’s doctor was convicted after a trial that painted him as … Continue reading

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Mom Needs A Caregiver in the Home: Who the Heck do I choose?

If you ever face a situation when a loved one needs help at home, the process of convincing them to accept the help is a difficult one. Most seniors love to be independent, no matter how difficult it is for … Continue reading

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The secret to being still

From the time we come out of the womb almost, we’re taught to work really hard to get ahead. To strive for the goal line – at whatever cost. “There is gold in them there hills.” And we work at … Continue reading

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Now that’s determination!

I’m sharing this post I wrote back in August – I think maybe I need the reminder more than you guys. I’ve been enjoying the weather the past several days. It was about 98 degrees with 100% humidity while I … Continue reading

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Isn’t it time you Give Forward?

Today I want to share with you, in my opinion, one of the best seemingly kept secrets – “Give Forward.” I stumbled across their site not too long ago but didn’t really get the gist of it until speaking with … Continue reading

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Surprise – Mom got old!

It still amazes me how many people I have met over my 20 year career that seemed genuinely surprised that their parent had gotten old.  Especially since the alternative to getting old would be death (not trying to be crass, it’s … Continue reading

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Feel Good Friday! Pets as Caregivers – Watch This!

How about a feel good story – I could use one right about now, you? I love this story – it’s so great that someone has come up with this idea to help not only the disabled and veterans but … Continue reading

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How an Alzheimer Caregiver turned his emotions into beautiful works of art!

Today I have an interview guest post with John Toomey, an awesome artist that has so willingly shared his story of how he got his start, stories of his mother with Alzheimers. In this interview you’ll hear his passion throughout … Continue reading

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Stealing from the elderly – that’s just wrong!

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working with local authorities and a few financial institutions on Financial Exploitation of the Elder and lo and behold, here we are again this morning reading the headline of the local paper entitled … Continue reading

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Talk amongst yourselves

Hey all! I’m in the city this week covering the Society of Human Resource Management Strategy Conference so I’m taking a break from Wed – Friday of this week. If you would like to read live blogs and video interviews … Continue reading

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Living with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

I’m sure that at some point in life we’ve all dealt with these kinds of personalities, On one hand this person seems nice, friendly and a great person to hang with. Then the very next minute they turn into Dr. … Continue reading

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Hot Flashes and Chicago Winters

I know what you’re thinking “you’re much too young to be having hot flashes.” (wink) But the fact of the matter is, I’ve been having them for about five years now – ever since the ole hys-to-rect-o-my. Having hot flashes … Continue reading

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Putting yourself on hold and dealing with the unexpected

This post comes from the archives but since I’m dealing with major pain and flu-like symptoms this week, I thought I’d dig it back out. Heck, it’s good enough to re-hash!  Caring for others most often changes “Life as we … Continue reading

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The power of saying I.Was.Wrong.

Several years ago I had a friend who had lost her husband in a terrible car accident. She loved this man, who was the father of her two daughters, and this was one of the most devastating times of her … Continue reading

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