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  • Caring for Elderly Parents: Stress and Emotional Effects We all love to plan things. We plan our weddings, the arrival of a new baby, graduation celebrations, birthday parties and simple things like the dinner menu or a lunch date with a friend. Most of us live by the clock and the calendar. But what about the unplanned ... Continue Reading
  • Caregiver Burnout: Symptoms, Prevention, and Resources I have a story about caregiver burnout. Right after my dad suffered a debilitating stroke, he told my mother that he was concerned about how caring for him would impact her. She said, “For 51 years you’ve been a wonderful husband. Your care is prepaid with me.” Four years ... Continue Reading
  • How to Care for a Cranky, Controlling, Manipulative Mom My mother used to stand in front of greeting card racks and weep when she read the messages inside of Mother’s Day cards. She cried because she felt sad and guilty for not loving her own mother. A lot of us buy into the “Hallmark” fantasy of happy families. We think if we ... Continue Reading