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At the age of eighteen, I took on the role of primary caregiver for my mother who had breast cancer, as well as BC mets in her spine. After her passing, I created All Things Caregiver as a platform to share helpful tips and knowledge about caregiving that I learned along the way. It is my... Full Bio
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Early Detection Options for Breast Cancer by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving With news feeds blowing up about the story of Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy, breast cancer is once again in the headlines. In my life, however, it is always in the fore ... Read on »
Burned Out on Caregiving? Take Some Vitamin N! by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving While many of us are busy ramping up our doses of vitamins B and D, says Anasuya Basil — a holistic nutrition coach and practitioner of craniosacral therapy and acupressure ... Read on »
3 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Mothers in Cancer Treatment by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Do not allow the dark veil of a cancer diagnosis or the negative side effects of cancer treatment put a damper on your Mother’s Day ... Read on »
Rosanna Arquette Guides Me on Coping With Grief of Mother’s Day by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving For those who have lost a loved one, holidays can trigger grief. Mother’s Day is particularly difficult for me, because I no longer have my mother here to physically spend t ... Read on »
Power Through Parkinson’s by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving When former NBA star basketball player Brian Grant was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, he worked hard to hide the disease from public view. “I was too scared to go on interviews ... Read on »
Inspiration Around Every Corner: Have A ‘Can Do’ Attitude by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving As a young child, even into my early adult years, I was plagued by the idea that I must do everything right and play life by The Book: stay within social boundaries, get per ... Read on »
Family Caregivers Are Central to the Clinical Trial Experience by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving According to leaders at pharmaceutical corporations, university research facilities, caregiving organizations and clinical trial associations, caregivers are an under-valued ... Read on »
Got MS? Focus on What You Can Do, Not on What You Can’t by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving A week after returning from a snowboarding trip, Emmy-award-winning talk show host and New York Times bestselling author Montel Williams recalls how, 15 years ago, a doctor ... Read on »
New Medicine Is a Comprehensive Road Map to Integrative Medicine by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I was raised on a small parcel of land, off of a dirt road, surrounded by almond orchards and livestock. Childhood was a blast for me, with oodles of outdoor activities. Alo ... Read on »
Pediatric Clinical Trials Model Optimization of the Caregiver Role by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I recently wrote a series of articles exploring the clinical trial experience from numerous angles. Among other objectives, I was eager to discover how clinical trials could ... Read on »
The Heart of the Matter for Young Women Caregivers by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Of the 65 million Americans caregiving for a loved one with illness, two-thirds are women – meaning that just shy of one-third of all women today are informal caregivers. Mi ... Read on »
The Surprising Face of a Caregiver by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I openly share the struggle that I had caregiving for my ailing mother when I was just 18 years old. I have often discussed how difficult it was to relate to my peers, whom ... Read on »
For Optimal Caregiving, Delegate Minor Tasks That Are Time-Consuming by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving “Act your age,” my dad gently encouraged me that night. At the age of 21, I had traded keg parties in toga gear for medical procedures in hospital gowns, and a night o ... Read on »
What to Do if You’re Suddenly the Caregiver for a Loved One by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving My mother was the cliché stay-at-home-mom: Dinner was on the table every evening; laundry was washed, folded, and put away twice a week; the refrigerator was forever packed ... Read on »
eCaring by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving We have all heard the alarming statistics regarding healthcare and caregiving; according to AARP, there are 66 million informal caregivers in the United States alone. Fift ... Read on »
Loss of another parent… by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving What do you do when you find out another one of your friends has lost a parent? With social media being the center of our world these days, frequently we find out news s ... Read on »
10 Year Reunion…already? by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving 10 years…What The #$%&? I remember the Chico High Class of 2002’s last assembly- we had to decide whether we wanted a ten-year or five-year reunion. We all sat in the ... Read on »
Cancer: The Adventure of Your Life! By Teresa Matthews by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Being from a small university town, I fee I have always had an advantage. I am surrounded by individuals from all walks of life, including very successful entrepreneurs, a ... Read on »
A Big Thank You! by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I have to admit that I have been excited about and dreading this “thank you” post for quite some time. It’s like accepting a Grammy…no joke! I have so many people to tha ... Read on »
A Big Thank You! by All Things Caregiver Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I have to admit that I have been excited about and dreading this “thank you” post for quite some time. It’s like accepting a Grammy…no joke! I have so many people to thank ... Read on »