Caregiving Matters

In Stroke’s Shadow: Chapter One

I’m happy to preview the first chapter of my book, “In Stroke’s Shadow: My Caregiver Story” which is now available. If you like what you read here, you can purchase the book in paperback or for e-readers. PLEASE WRITE A REVIEW ON YOUR PREFERRED PURCHASE PLATFORM. Chapter one walks the reader through the day I…
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My Personal Experience With Nursing Home Abuse & How You Can Protect Your Loved Ones

I had my own experience with nursing home abuse. I may not have known it at the time, but the more I learned, the happier I am that I took action. Learn what you need to about nursing home abuse from Education and action are all we have when it comes to protecting the people we love.

ARTZ Philadelphia – Recreation & Respite for Families Managing Alzheimers & Dementia

This unique program was created to provide respite and joy for #caregivers and their loved ones. Their in-person and online programs are free to families with loved ones suffering from #Dementia and #Alzheimers. Online options make this program accessible no matter where you are. ARTZ Philadelphia also offers training to organizations and facilities that want…
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Talking Stroke Caregiver Awareness with WABC7 NY’s Sandra Bookman

Behind every stroke survivor is host of caregivers picking up the pieces. Without caregivers, there would be no trips to the doctor or attention to meds, or managing the personal business that the patient can no longer deal with.

Book Interview on Rabbi Richard Address’ Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast

It was a pleasure to speak with Rabbi Richard Address about “In Stroke’s Shadow: My Caregiver Story” and why caregiving is being considered a newly recognized stage of life.

Can Palliative Care Ease Caregiving Burdens?

Dr. Stephen Goldfine of Samaritan Life-Enhancing Care explains how Palliative Care can take some of the burden off of family caregivers. Often referred to as Comfort Care, Palliative Care goes beyond treating a disease. The purpose is to help patients and families set and meet their personal goals of care.

When Aphasia Takes Hold

Aphasia may be new to some thanks to Bruce Willis going public with his diagnosis. But many stroke sufferers and their caregivers know it well. I knew it well. I got a crash course in aphasia after Mommy’s first stroke.

Yes, You Can Mourn Someone Who Is Still Alive

I remember well the day I realized I was in morning for my mother — even though she was showing steady progress after her first stroke. It hit me while I was driving that familiar route to her house.

Spiritual Self Care Isn’t Just For The Religious

Rabbi Richard Address shares ways to restore the Spirit — the energy that animates us and the people we care for — whether you consider yourself religious or not.

The Important Caregiver Story Behind This Photo

As a caregiver, the hardest choices I had to make were about taking care of myself.  When it came to my mother, I knew what I needed to do — everything in my power to manage whatever caregiving threw at me. But selfcare – even though I knew logically that it would be best for both of…
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Book Interview with Andrea Lawful Sanders on WURD Radio

Thank you WURD Radio, The Source host Andrea Lawful Sanders and my friends Dee Patel and Karen Mayer from WURD for booking my first radio book interview. Talking with Andrea was a blast. It was like having a comfortable conversation with a girlfriend over a glass (or several glasses) of wine. Kind of made me…
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