Caring for a Parent with Multi-infarct Dementia

Meet: Leah Caregiver Connection: Leah is a pharmacist and a writer who, together with her sister, had to help their mom decide what to do when multi-infarct dementia quickly changed their mother’s abilities to care for herself. Blog: Point to Jesus God’s Care in the Caregiving It hit us out of… Read more“Caring for a Parent with Multi-infarct Dementia”

You Do It Because It’s Your Turn

November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month. I’m sure most people are not aware of this little fact; I wasn’t. Through the years I’ve known some amazing people who cared for catastrophically ill people. A mother who cared for her very young son (my friend) who had a brain tumor,… Read more“You Do It Because It’s Your Turn”

Caring for a Parent with a Mental Illness

      Meet: Tara Caregiver Connection: Tara wrote for 31 days about living as the daughter of a mother with a mental illness. Blog: Praying on the Prairie Who she cares for: Her mother, who suffers from a mental illness. Favorite Bible verse: “I can do all this through… Read more“Caring for a Parent with a Mental Illness”

Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month With Us

Unsung heroes live and work quietly beside you. You might know them from church, the grocery store, the library, the coffee shop or work. They might disappear for stretches of time, and reappear–a more tired, worn-out version of themselves. We know them as classmates, colleagues, acquaintances, bowling buddies and friends,… Read more“Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month With Us”

Caregiver: What’s YOUR Sign?

Lined up on the bleachers watching our daughters play basketball we exchanged sporadic chatty remarks with our pastor and his wife seated in front of us. During a break in the game, while checking email on his phone, my husband murmured to me the status of a cancer-fighting friend. The… Read more“Caregiver: What’s YOUR Sign?”

The Truth About Heroes

I’m linking up with Lisa Jo Baker and the Five-Minute Friday flashmob—our goal? Write for five minutes about the word of the week. I confess that this week, I wrote for a little longer than five minutes. The Truth About Heroes I used to have an addiction to People Magazine… Read more“The Truth About Heroes”