Reading Time: 4 minutes J’s disabilities turned out to be worse and more long-lasting than initially thought and regaining independence in any activity has been challenging for her. I’m […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes I have a recipe for building a better caregiver. It turns out that my 13-year-old daughter is having a profound impact on my worldview affecting […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes I published “The Timeline Part 1 – The Stroke” on Aug 12, 2017, six months after the event. Now, four years after J’s Feb 11, […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Okay, I get it. I’m a 60+-year-old white guy which puts me in a demographic that is clearly out of favor, on multiple fronts. Much […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute LifeEffects.teva has published my latest article: 4 Tips to Avoid Control Issues as a Caregiver. This article deals with how your inner control-freak and obsessive-compulsive […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Family caregivers need the vaccine sooner rather than later! Understandably, the initial rollout of two COVID-19 vaccines prioritize health care workers and residents of long-term […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute My latest post “Are You Okay? 3 Communication Tips for Caregivers” is published on the Life Effects caregiver site. This is an important article on […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute My latest article published on lifeeffects.teva provides tips on how men can become better caregivers. Remember that my original premise for this blog was to […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes I have a hard time letting go of perfection. The last 3+ years have been a difficult journey learning to care for J, knowing what […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes As promised, I’m starting a journal recording our adventure looking for a new accessible home hence this is Chapter 1. Our current living situation is […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog is written primarily for men, and while I hope most of the articles are of interest to both men and women caregivers, this […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes J is unable to feed herself, at least not without becoming frustrated and tired, and creating a mess – which our dog loves. Her problem […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes If left to me, my wife would wear sweatpants and a t-shirt every day because she is hard to dress. Thanks to the pandemic, and […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes I yearn for simpler times when there were things most people believed to be true, common knowledge, even when they were not. George Washington chopped […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute My latest article, “4 things the pandemic has taught me about preparedness” is now live on lifeeffects.teva. This article discusses being prepared to all types […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes One thing that the COVID-19 crisis has brought to the forefront is adding additional roles to the ones I was already handling before the stay-at-home […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes I planned to write two blog posts since before I created this site. As the intent of this blog was to address the dearth of […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Here is my most latest article for Lifeeffects.teva which builds on my recent post about staying sane. I know you have many choices from which […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pandemic I thought I’d break away from my usual topics, in light of all that […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Here’s my latest article published on lifeeffects.teva that discusses how I manage my day as a caregiver. One thing I didn’t say in the article […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes As any self-respecting blogger would do, I have to jump on the Coronavirus avoidance advice bandwagon. First, remember that I am not a medical professional, […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute My latest article for lifeeffects.teva discusses the unexpected and hidden costs of caring for people with chronic conditions. I’d love to hear what kind of […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute In November 2018, Alex Belth, the editor of Esquire Classic, published an article in Men’s Health magazine, How Our Relationship Survived When My Partner Got […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Howard Glickman, senior contributor at Forbes Magazine, regularly writes about caregivers. His most recent article, Compassion isn’t enough for family caregivers. They need training too, […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute LifeEffects.teva has published my article on tips for traveling with a disability or chronic illness. This article explores my experiences working with J to be […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes As we enter the holiday season, it’s important to recognize the importance of family. I’m not brazen enough to think I can add something new […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes The poor little innocuous plastic drinking straw is under attack in the war against pollution. The problem started when a 9-year-old did the math and […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about long-term care and worrying over who will take care of J if (or when) something happens […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog was created to discuss the difficulties of being a male caregiver, especially when the person needing care is your spouse and a female. […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Loneliness isolates both the survivor and the caregiver resulting in depression.
Reading Time: 2 minutes May is national stroke awareness month kicking off a variety of activities meant to increase awareness about identifying a stroke, recognizing risk factors, and supporting […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes I am often searching for a cause. I’m driven in part by my desire to give back, sometimes by thinking I can make a difference, […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Amazingly, the short break I intended to take back in October to recharge for the new year turned into a five-month hiatus. Now I’m back, […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes I struggled for quite a while with selecting and installing grab bars around the house to help J steady herself.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A blog post about wellbeing evoked a strong insightful reaction.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Navigating Customer Service is one of the most important aspects of caregiving. Without reliable products and services, our lives and our patients lives are at risk!
Reading Time: 5 minutes Hiring a home care can be stressful. You may be able to learn from my experiences.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Is Amazon taking over your life or are you resisting?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Medication management is one of the top three functions for a caregiver.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Dysphagia or swallow disorders complicate caregiving affecting eating and drinking.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s my take on the role of a caregiver.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Trello is a useful tool for keeping a medical diary.
Reading Time: 4 minutes You never know when you will become a caregiver.
Reading Time: 3 minutes While this blog is not specific to caregivers of stroke survivors, I think it’s important for you to understand what happened to my wife, what […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes This post explains the purpose of this blog and the reason for its creation.
Reading Time: < 1 minute I intend to regularly provide recommendations of both products and services as I discover things that are useful to a caregiver or the patient. Occasionally, […]