What’s four-foot nine-inches tall, clad in plaid and sitting on your doorstep with a note pinned to it? Give up? Surprise! Now she’s your problem… This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise… Granny-dumping Links Take Diane with you and listen whenever and wherever you
Pole Dancing! Seriously? Chronic Illness has a way of stripping both patient and caregiver of our sense of personal control. But in our natural struggle to regain it, could we be doing more harm than good? When should we give in and let go? This week Diane shares her thoughts on
A Gift Guide for the Angels: Gifts for Caregivers By Beverly Nelson, standupforcaregivers.org Caregivers carry a heavy weight on their shoulders: they care for those that need help or cannot care for themselves. They soothe and comfort our loved ones: fathers, mothers, and grandparents. The job however is not easy; it requires a tremendous
This week Diane answers the question, “What does it mean to be a caregiver?” We're introduced to the term "Elder Orphan." Plus some great ideas for caregiver holiday gifts that don’t involve shopping. And from the entire crew here at Parents Are Hard to Raise… Happy Christmas!! Links: StandUpForCaregivers.org
This week Diane answers a heartfelt listener email from a frazzled daughter in Fairfield, Idaho who is feeling guilty about feeling guilty. Plus… What the sugar industry was hoping you’d never find out, and a connection between smoking and frailty in the elderly. Listen and Subscribe on
#35 Caregivers: How to Take Full Advantage of Visiting Relatives Plus…What Makes an Elder-friendly Doctor?
This week Diane answers listener emails from Matsumoto Japan and Naperville, Illinois, on the challenges of finding a compassionate and elder-wise doctor, plus… How primary caregivers can use the Holidays to their advantage. Listen and Subscribe on Google Play and Stitcher Follow Diane on Social
This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise… Are Your Aging Parents Beginning to Smell like an Old Shoe? Here's what Scientists say. Follow Diane: FaceBook Twitter Have you begun to notice that your parents and their house have begun to develop a dull, kind of
Alzheimer’s disease can plunge both victim and caregiver into a sea of darkness. This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise, Diane shares some tips to get you through the night… Plus this week’s survival tip will make your toes curl. Resources and links for episode 16
What never, EVER to do when choosing care for your parents… And... what puppies have taught science, about the power of healing. Plus… This week’s survival tip is… yellow and crooked?
As our parents get older, they tend to obsess over every little thing… it can make them anxious and depressed… and it can drive us crazy. This week, Diane shares the causes… and some highly unusual solutions.