THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Caring for Non-Speaking Loved Ones in Pain

What does pain look like in a person who cannot speak?  Most often with our son Nicholas, it looks like this: When his smile suddenly turns to a ‘stricken’ look, we know that Nick is in pain.  There are other signs too – sweaty palms and feet, high heart rate, staring, not responding in his ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Who Deserves Taxpayers’ Dollars and Who Doesn’t?

As I leave for Montreal to visit my Mum in hospital, I noted this article from the Huffington Post. Have a read and let me know what you think! PS: Here’s one little boy (Nicholas at age about 7 years) learning to talk using a Dynavox 3100 computer with head switch controllers.  He continues to ...