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Cant’ We Talk about Something more PLEASANT??

I encouraged my readers to attend the recent Dallas Area Gerontological Society’s forum on ‘Having “the” Conversation’. My October Caregiver eLetter is about the book Being Mortal by Dr. Atul Gawande. I imagine that people are beginning to think I am … Continue reading

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Reminiscing

Remembering ‘the good ole days’ can be pleasant for everyone. It can be a useful tool for caregivers and their care receivers.  A famous psychologist, Eric Erikson, postulated that the task of later life is integrating our various former personas, … Continue reading

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Early Caregiving

My daughter had a relatively minor wrist surgery, and I went to stay with her for a few days during her initial recovery. The episode reminded me of the time I went to stay with my mother after she fell … Continue reading

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