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Multiple Sclerosis and Lifestyle Sacrifices

In research titled, “Caregivers: Expectations and Lifestyle Sacrifices“, the results indicate baby boomers expect to make significant financial sacrifices in order to care for loved…

The Value of Willful Denial

In the world of psychology, denial is considered a normal human response to information that may be overwhelming. Denial allows a person receiving bad news…

Managing Christmas Melancholy

Driving past a neighbor’s last week I saw him and his wife setting up Christmas decorations in their yard. The lights around the edge of…

Thanks for Helping Each Other!

Readers of the Multiple Sclerosis Caregiving blog make comments that can usually be separated into just a few subjects related to caregiving: 1) shock at…

Too Many Blessings and Not Enough Time!

When my daughters were smaller I loved to play with them in our yard. Some of my favorite memories are of them running barefoot through…

The Implication in the Dark

I’ve thought it many times since my wife was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis: I want to outlive my wife so I can take of her.…

Get to Know Your Pharmacist

The title gives it away, but with which medical professional is a Multiple Sclerosis patient likely to have the most contact? In my experience, it…

Finding Caregiver Support

During the last few weeks, I’ve been asked by caregivers (via this blog’s contact form) for help finding support for themselves in their local communities.…

She is God’s Best Gift

On a recent evening, my wife and I were sitting in the living room, both of us reading and sipping hot chocolate before we ended…

One couple’s journey of love

Today’s Herald Tribune in Sarasota, Florida, offers an excellent story of one couple’s journey of love. The subtitle, “A Manatee County man’s devotion to his…

Doing Your Best

“Doing Your Best When You Can’t Make It Better” has been the tagline of this blog since I started it. I think the tagline may…

Children as Caregivers

One of the first commitments I made to myself after my wife was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis is that I wouldn’t allow it to impact…

Family Finance for Caregivers

As a caregiver, you know your family finances are probably different than those of some of your friends. You have medical expenses most of your…