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Check out articles by Pamela written especially for family caregivers. Below this section are articles in the FREE Family Membership Library where new articles are added each month. Membership is free, scroll down to review the information and subscribe today.
Overbearing or caring caregiver—how much care and attention is too much? As an aging parent or spouse who depends on an adult child or a spouse for care, when do you speak up and say “enough”? Is it possible to show appreciation and limit the amount of doting or domineering behavior by an...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
By Pamela D Wilson MS, BS/BA, CSA, NCG How often do caregivers feel that they are constantly running from place to place with a list of “to dos” rarely completed and a care recipient waiting on the other end demanding time and attention? If you are a caregiver this may describe your day ...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
A meal site volunteer called to ask my assistance when she received a call from a woman who said she had no food and needed groceries. The volunteer provided a telephone number saying that the woman was at a neighbor’s house and did not have her own telephone. I called Mrs. Smi...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
May, one of the finest months of spring is the month of Mother’s Day. For those of us who have lost a mother, this day ceases to be a day of celebration and becomes a day of remembrance. If we are a mother and have children it is both a day of celebration and remembrance. My mother passed...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
To Read Articles in the FREE Family Membership Library
The special articles below are for website visitors who join the free family membership library. These articles are located on Pamela’s membership website. Members receive notice of new articles that are added each month and have access to other special programs that Pamela offers. Membership is free, subscribe today.
Stress is prevalent. We work long hours, we worry more than we should, and we constantly rush from here to there attempting to cross items off a long to do list. We fail to take care of ourselves. Research has shown for years that more heart attacks occur on Monday mornings because the stress h...Family Membership Library Click Here
By Pamela D Wilson MS, BS/BA, CSA, NCG Resilience is a learned skill that allows us to “bounce back” when things don’t go our way; a flat tire, an argument with a family member, a parent or loved one who refuses help, an unexpected medical diagnoses, a client who tells us we did not me...Family Membership Library Click Here
By Pamela D. Wilson CSA, MS, BS/BA, CG Every generation uses the phrase “kids today” with a tone of disappointment. After all, the generation in which we were born is always the greatest. It's those that come after us that we see as the problem. In discussing subjects related to caregivi...Family Membership Library Click Here
By Pamela D Wilson CSA, CG, MS, BS/BA In caregiving and healthcare, decisions can be final, irreversible. Family caregiver decisions made in haste may be regretted later. For example when a decision is made without enough information, when the right questions are not asked or when absolute b...Family Membership Library Click Here
By Pamela D Wilson CSA, CG, MS, BS/BA Unexpected, uninformed, overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed, angry, fearful, between a rock and a hard place, poor choices, lack of planning, what were our parents thinking, what were we thinking. All terms caregivers utter when a decision has to b...Family Membership Library Click Here
Has a doctor or a healthcare professional told you that you or a parent needs “24 hour care”? This is like telling a person to bake a Black Forest cake without providing a recipe. I know of few individuals or family caregivers able to explain the definition of “24 hour care”. Yet indust...Family Membership Library Click Here
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