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The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 3d ago

Walking Shoes for Alzheimer’s Cure

Time to break out those walking shoes. The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s approaches every fall. For some, those walking shoes may need replacing after so many Walks. Walks are preceded by a...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 6d ago

Musings on Why So Many Have So Little

Immigrant Parents’ Money Management Lessons My parents immigrated to America for a better life. My father arrived with his mother through Ellis Island in 1920. My mother arrived nearly 30 ye...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 1W ago

Amazon Echo Silver – SNL Parody

How did I miss this Saturday Night Live (SNL) parody of Amazon’s Echo Silver for Seniors? This definitely will be me (maybe you?) all too soon! Until then, you’ll be laughing! Oftentimes, I ...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 2W ago

The Caregiver’s Voice UPGRADES

During the 19 years that The Caregiver’s Voice has been online, we’ve been performing upgrades to the website. Like a river, we must keep flowing to maintain lively ideas and information. Wh...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 3W ago

Mary Beth Wighton – A Challenge to Find Dementia Advocate Leaders

Canadian-born Mary Beth Wighton, has been living with frontotemporal lobe dementia since 2012 when she was diagnosed at age 45. Two years later, she co-founded the Ontario Dementia Advisory ...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 4W ago

A New Way to Get Involved in Medical Research

Clinical Trials at Your Fingertips Clinical trials offer patients and caregivers the opportunity to be involved in their family’s medical care. Their participation in dementia research will ...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 1M ago

Caregiver Joey Daley Inspires

Caregivers like Joey Daley, father of three, take the initiative to follow the first tip of caregiving: Learn as much as you can about your loved one’s disease or illness to know what to exp...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 1M ago

Puzzled by Her Mother’s Emotions after Stroke and Dementia

Karen Miller’s mother suffered a massive stroke at age fifty. “My mother’s stroke caused paralysis on her right side and took away her ability to speak. Also, she didn’t recognize her reflec...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 1M ago

It’s NOT The Thought That Counts

Nearly 20 years ago, I delivered a speech in honor of a former caregiver for her husband with Parkinson’s. I titled it, It’s NOT the Thought That Counts. The speech was inspired by regret. I...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 1M ago

Caregiver Humor – José is Lisa’s Chaparro

If we’re to survive, we caregivers must find something to laugh about. We’ll thrive and find joy each day, when we tap our well of caregiver humor. There’s much to laugh about in simple ever...