Month: May 2016

Quality of Life – Who decides when your health is at stake?

May 30th, 2016

How many times have you heard someone say, “I wouldn’t want to be kept alive if I were like that.” Or, “Where is his quality of life?” I hear this from families who are caring for someone with Dementia as …

Language matters.

May 27th, 2016


The ABC’s of using Transcendental Meditation to reduce caregiver stress

May 23rd, 2016

It is no secret that caregivers are tapped out of physical and emotional energy. In theory, caregivers know it’s healthy and necessary to take time for themselves but this is not always possible. Transcendental meditation has been proven to reduce …

How to take Charge of your Own Healthcare Experience with Solution-Based Advocacy

May 16th, 2016

We rely on health care providers to provide quality care and timely interventions. We expect that providers know the right questions to ask in order to understand our personal health situation and to obtain the appropriate resources. The reality is …

How Women Age in a Positive Way

May 9th, 2016

When you see a group of women hanging out with one another, you typically see hysterical laughing, silliness, and the occasional tears. Women have a unique opportunity to improve and enhance the lives of other women as we age. We …

Who Cares More? Men, Women, and Caregiving

May 2nd, 2016


According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, there are more female caregivers than male caregivers. In fact, 66% of caregivers are women. Why are the caregiving responsibilities unequal across genders? What are the expectations within genders as to who should do …

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