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Good Friends vs Toxic Friends

November 20th, 2014

Telling the difference between good friends and toxic friends is especially important for caregivers.  Caregivers simply don’t have the dual luxuries of boundless time and energy to invest in friendships that are not reciprocal.  So, here’s a quick guide to recognising good friends and toxic friends. TOXIC FRIENDS For caregivers, there are two common types of toxic friends; the troll…
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LIFE GETS EASIER WITH CONNECTION TO A CIRCLE OF CARE

November 19th, 2014

This week, I was honoured to contribute an article to The Home Care Technology Report, a publication of Rowan Consulting Associates.  Tim Rowan is a consultant and information broker on everything to do with home care and technology.  I’m pleased to tell you that I’ve had a huge and positive response to this article from caregivers and health…
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LIFE GETS EASIER WITH CONNECTION TO A CIRCLE OF CARE

November 19th, 2014

This week, I was honoured to contribute an article to The Home Care Technology Report, a publication of Rowan Consulting Associates.  Tim Rowan is a consultant and information broker on everything to do with home care and technology.  I’m pleased to tell you that I’ve had a huge and positive response to this article from caregivers and health…
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A Caregiving Story: The Fonseca Family

November 14th, 2014

                   Q: Tell us about yourself and your family. We are the Fonseca family – Dad is Joe, Mom is Christine, and our son is Ethan.  We are high school teachers and Ethan is 12 years old, in grade 7.  Our family used to include 3 beloved pets – 2 ragdoll cats,
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Helping Family Caregivers Face the Future

November 12th, 2014

November is National Caregiving Month, so I could think of no better reason than to tell you about two new trends in caregiving.  And they’re both good news for families. The first is called The Greenhouse Project.  It’s an international movement in humanising eldercare, but it was a small project in Wyoming that caught my eye.  Green House Living…
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Helping Family Caregivers Face the Future

November 12th, 2014

November is National Caregiving Month, so I could think of no better reason than to tell you about two new trends in caregiving.  And they’re both good news for families. The first is called The Greenhouse Project.  It’s an international movement in humanising eldercare, but it was a small project in Wyoming that caught my eye.  Green House Living…
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November 11, 2014. Lest We Forget

November 11th, 2014

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada, Veteran’s Day in the United States. Today I remember my father, James Edward Thomson, who fought in Europe with the Royal Montreal Regiment and won an award for bravery from King George and was mentioned in dispatches. Near Antwerp, my Dad was off-duty and walking back to barracks when he noticed a crowd
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The Psyche of the Caregiver: A Story of Eldercare Devotion

November 6th, 2014

This is the second in our National Caregiving Month series of blog posts from YOU, our readers and fellow caregivers!  Judy Fox and Andrea Hurley are the co-authors of one of my favourite eldercare blogs, “When The Table Turns“.  Thank you for telling your story here at the Caregivers’ Living Room, Judy!  It happened suddenly…from one moment to…
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I Bloom Where I am Planted: A Story of Family Caregiving

October 31st, 2014

November is National Family Caregiver Month.  Here in the Caregivers’ Living Room, we are celebrating by publishing your stories.  If you have a story to share, please send it to me at donna4walls@gmail.com.  Let’s celebrate our lived experience by storytelling! My name is Susan Buro Hamm.   Included in my family is my hunky husband Abe, my lovely daughter Lexi(21),…
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Order your copy of the updated Safe and Secure BC edition now!

October 28th, 2014

Pre-order your copy now! Safe and Secure: Seven Steps on the Path to a Good Life for People with Disabilities will be available as an electronic book in late October and as a printed book this winter. Safe and Secure is always FREE but there are shipping costs for the printed edition. If you would like to avoid shipping charges…
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