When caregiving feels like dad and me vs. the hospital
Every step in the recovery process was delicate and had a potential setback, every remedy had a potential side effect.
Why does progress always feel painfully slow?
It feels like whatever you want to happen quickly, doesn’t, and whatever you’d prefer to deal with later won’t wait.
Step into the caregiver ring: when the fight for your loved one begins
I had entered the caregiver ring, stepped inside and rose to the bell to fight alongside my dad and family. We were determined to find out what was wrong with him and get him better. But it wouldn’t be that easy.
The Caregiver’s Minefield: Tricky Relationships Makes for Even Trickier Caregiving
Many caregivers are caring for people with whom they have a difficult and complicated relationship with.
Following Your Own North Star: Sibling Conflict in Caregiving
When siblings are unwilling or unable to guide you, here’s how you find your direction as a caregiver.
The Mental Health of Caregivers and Care Patients: Introducing Amy Atkins
Sometimes these interludes are the greatest gifts I can offer a family who’s struggling.
A Parent’s Final Lesson: Stepping into the Next Generation of Caregivers
As I turn to consider my last set of living grandparents as a 25-year-old man with three parents approaching their mid-sixties, I question whether I feel prepared enough to offer them the same level of no-nonsense care they’ve been dolling out for years.