THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: LOSING YOUR IDENTITY AND BEING A CAREGIVER

Guest Post by Caregiver Melanie Anderson – thank you for sharing your wisdom and experience, Melanie!Being my husband’s primary caregiver, for much of the time, his only caregiver, has taken it’s toll on me. One of my biggest challenges was losing a sense of self. As Eric’s care got more intense and technical, it consumed ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Red Book That Is So Wonderful

There’s a red book that’s been sitting on my desk for months.  It’s one of many that have been sent to me for book reviews.  That pile got smaller recently when I came to the cottage for a summer break of reading and relaxing.  I wish I had read this book sooner, because it has ...

Politics and its Discontents: An Eloquent Plea

Even though her speech isn’t completely clear, Cathy Jordan, who has been suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) for 20 years, issues an eloquent plea for the use of medical marijuana, the drug she believes is responsible for her atypical longevity with the disease; ALS kills the majority within two to five years of diagnosis. ...