THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: POWER DRESSING FOR CAREGIVERS: GOOD OR BAD?

Yesterday I read a fascinating blog post by the wonderful Denise Brown, founder of Caregiving.com.  Her piece is titled Dressing the Part: Family Caregiver, MD. It argues for caregivers to wear a lab coat when we accompany loved ones to medical appointments.  Brown is fed up with clinical professionals not treating family caregivers as the care ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: "So, Do You Work?"

A stranger asks, “What do you do?”.  They really mean, ‘do you WORK?’.  When you reply that you care for a loved one, they look past your shoulder, scanning the room for an escape route. At the grocery store, someone you used to know walks by, averting their eyes.  Conversations with people apart from other ...