Caregiver: A Love Story   Video Trailer  Caregiver: A Love Story – Trailer from Jessica Zitter on Vimeo. About Caregiver: A Love Story  Bambi and Rick’s journey begins on a high note. Her pain is under control and family and friends flock to her bedside. Death may be fast-approaching, but there is an air of celebration,…

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Grief, loss, and caregiving: A Discussion with Stephanie Erickson and Dr. Eboni Green   Stephanie Erickson- Author of the book Plan for Aging Well I’m Stephanie Erickson. I’m the author of the book Plan for Aging Well and a caregiving expert and a clinical social worker. Today, though, we’re not talking about fun, happy things,…

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One of the more grievous aspects of life is having to say goodbye to a loved one or client. Sometimes the loss is unexpected (due to an accident or an acute illness). In other instances, your loved one or client’s chronic condition contributes to a steady decline, resulting in his or her eventual passing. Either…

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veterans and U.S. flag

Painting by David Goff   Being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness (i.e., cancer), a progressive long-term disease (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease), or suffering from a debilitating injury (i.e. loss of a limb), can be devastating. In fact, you and your loved one will likely experience intense distress as you try to…

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Grit and Graditude

    Some would say you learn the most about yourself when persevering through adversity. That grit, a term that speaks to strength of character,passion and resilience, as well as an ability to accomplish goals, cannot be affirmed until it is tested. Donna Marie Johnson’s grit was tested when her 43-year-old husband was diagnosed with…

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