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The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 1d ago

Caregiver, Are You A Time Debtor?

Linda Sivertsen presents the concept of Time Debt – something we caregivers experience, but likely didn’t have a name for, until now. When we were younger, time went by slowly; especially, w...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 5d ago

Mirror Mirror On the Wall – Who Is That?

Mirror Mirror On the Wall – Who Is That Mimicking Me? One Sunday, while relaxing and catching up with the week’s mail, my husband, David, and I watched as my father got up quietly and walked...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 1W ago

Diagnosing Dementia – Look Over Your Doctor’s Shoulder

It used to be that speaking was a fear greater than death. Today, the fear of getting Alzheimer’s is frequently cited among the aging population. While VOICES with Dementia aims to raise awa...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 2W ago

The Caregiver’s Voice REVIEW – The Journey of Caregiving

For National Family Caregivers Month, we review Merrill Lynch’s just-released 42-page Caregiving Study Report, entitled, The Journey of Caregiving: Honor, Responsibility and Financial Comple...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 3W ago

Trick or Treat… Zombies and Dementia

How would you feel if the person you love and care for were called a zombie? That offends, does it not? Yet people with dementia are often referred to in various publications as being zombie...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 3W ago

Phyllis Fehr – Admired by Many, Including Alzheimer’s

Fifty-eight-year-old Phyllis Fehr of Hamilton, Ontario was enjoying an eighty-degree sunny day at her home about an hour’s drive west of Niagara Falls, while I shivered in the low sixties in...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 1M ago

Caregiver Finds Meaning In Two Unexpected Ways

Various and diverse paths lead to caregiving. We have our own reasons for stepping up to the role of caregiver and each of our experiences is unique. Yet, our struggles and joys are similar....
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 1M ago

Carole Mulliken – Coming Out with Dementia

I am very reluctant to “come out” as a person with dementia. The stigma is great. Once people label us as people with dementia, we suddenly move from being productive members of society into...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 1M ago

Caregiver, ASK for Help

Caregiver, ask for HELP before it’s too late. Oftentimes, caregiving families (including mine) dive into crisis mode before they know what they’re getting into. As they dive deeper and deepe...
The Caregiver's Voice Blog · 1M ago

A Newlywed with Dementia? What’s A Caregiver to Do?

Caitlin Keating reports for People Magazine that these two newlyweds in the UK must now find a way to live dementia. Former globe trotter, Becky Barletta, who lived an active life now needs ...