Hope and Inspiration

Writing in a caregiving journal.

4 Reasons to Keep a Caregiving Journal

Writing it all down can help you stay focused, manage stress and remember the good times.

Interlocking hands

A Multitude of Angels

When my doctor told me that my pregnancy was in jeopardy, and I’d have to spend the last four m ...

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Content woman outdoors

Picture This

My depression deepened with each falling tear. Dealing ...

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Woman writing in notebook

Writing My Way to Peace

Yesterday, I had worked with Susan, a hospice patient, in my role as a therapeutic musician. Her ...

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Adult daughter and senior father

A Way In

Now that Mom was in an Alzheimer’s care facility, I needed to figure out ways to begin caring f ...

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Woman praying in church

Look for the Little Things

“Look for the little things,” a friend told me. “And ...

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Neighbor dropping off food for senior man

The Caregiver Next Door

My father grew up on a farm in Sinks Grove, West Virginia, and adored country-style food. Mom mad ...

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Pensive woman looking out a window

Mirror, Mirror

Panic gripped my heart as I dug through my purse, frantic over missing keys. “I’m behaving ju ...

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Young girl running towards her grandfather with open arms

Folding Hands

With his emphysema progressing, my dad was tethered to an oxygen line hooked up to a tank in the ...

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A Divine Nudge Healed This Mother-Daughter Relationship

How an inexplicable urge to return to her hometown mended her difficult relationship with her mother.

Concerned man looking out the window

Oh, No, I Can’t Stand It

My younger brother’s growing dementia was a shock whe ...

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Content woman outdoors

Good Samaritan

My sister, Barb, is a natural-born caregiver. She staye ...

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Adult daughter and senior father

A New Reality

Mom asked if I might come back home for a while to help her take care of Dad. She couldn’t miss ...

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Smiling woman standing in front of colorful tiles

The Beauty of Unexpected Colors

A year and a half after having been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, my wife’s ...

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Mother and daughter smelling flowers

A Change of Routine

When I came into her room, my three-year-old granddaughter Zoë’s eyes grew wide. “Is it time ...

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Senior couple talking

Lean Back and Listen

I was on a tear, my creativity soaring like the birds I watch all day long. As my husband, Lee, w ...

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