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The Opposite of Failure

A family caregiver’s love and patience helps diffuse moment of frustration for her senior mother.

Caregiving: It Took Me by Surprise

Although Georgene thought she was ready for the family caregiver experience, the role took her by surprise. Can you relate?

Three Things I Learned about Dying

Hospice changed the way I view dying. The experience personalized a process that most of us don’t want to think about. Some of the fear and stigma are gone for me. And while goodbye was as tough as I had imagined it would be, hospice care made all the difference.

Last Man Standing

Life is a mixed bag of emotions and memories when you’re the survivor of a generation, like my dad. The loneliness of loss fosters its own kind of caregiver stress. How do you cope when your senior is the last man standing?


I typically look forward to a new year with excitement and anticipation. But, as 2015 came to a close, I found myself with one overwhelming feeling: fear. I’ve finally come to realize that being a family caregiver isn’t a single-minded focus. We are family caregivers, but we play other roles, too, like spouse, friend, mother/father,…

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