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Special Needs Help for Depression by Abbysworld Posted Fri 22 Jun 2012 12:00am I hope I dont get in trouble for this but I found a website that I am going to share here alond with some content. I know I am not the only Special Needs Parent that suffers from major depression and reading through this website I thought there might be ways to help some of those that live with the feeling of no hope. You can find the website ... Read on »
Elderly Caregivers are Desperate for Respite by Glenna Murdock Registered Nurse Posted Mon 03 Nov 2008 9:02pm I recently sat in on a meeting of administrators of various care programs and facilities for the elderly, a few family member-caregivers and social workers. I came away disheartened and dismayed about the predicaments in which some families are finding themselves. The meeting, which was nothing more than a brainstorming session, came about ... Read on »
Helping a Foster Child by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:24am Have you considered becoming a foster family and decided that it really is not for you or your family at this time. Yet, you still want to help kids in care. Here are 9 ways to do just that. Go ahead and get your foster care license and provide respite care to other foster families or do emergency foster care. Emergency care can mean h ... Read on »
Liz Birt 1956-2005 by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:02pm Yesterday, Liz Birt, one of the original Mercury Moms, was killed in a car accident when the car she was traveling in was struck by a pickup truck. Liz was a Chicago lawyer who became an autism activist after her son was diagnosed with regressive autism. She was one of the founding members of Safe Minds and founded Medical Interventio ... Read on »
Autism, Stress and Can We Prevent Tragedy? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 06 Oct 2010 12:00am By Julie Obradovic The first time I heard that someone had killed their child with Autism was several years ago. I was actually surprised there weren't more murder-suicides by that point in time, but I was certainly thankful there weren't. As I thought about the incredible stress so many people found themselves under, ho ... Read on »
Mountain or city, home is where the heart is by Louise Posted Mon 31 Dec 2012 2:54pm I’m excited to share with you an interview with Michelle Miller of Cypress, Calif. Michelle, her husband Michael, and daughter Maya welcomed Michelle’s nephew Dmitri (above left) into their family in 2011 after the death of both of his parents. Michelle runs Fickle Knitter Design —wr ... Read on »
Sorting Clutter TIP – How To Create A Sorting Area by Kim Wolinski, MSW "Dr. DeClutter" Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 03 Apr 2013 8:00am When you need space to sort – and your counter tops, desk, table tops and maybe even floor is/are cluttered and full too! – just get out a towel, blanket or sheet and drape it over the top of the surface on which you want to sort. Or use an empty box lid or even plastic storage box of any size. Just use something that is clean and em ... Read on »
Outreach opportunity for you! by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 13 Jan 2011 4:38pm Are you looking for a way to connect with family caregivers in your community? Join Caregiver Village , a website that will be an entirely new sort of gathering place for family caregivers. Our team at aQuire has been busy working with the developers out of NYC, preparing an exciting support place for caregivers. Visit the site, register with ... Read on »
The Secret by SimonLevsMama Posted Tue 25 Oct 2011 11:46pm Someone going through a hard time in their marriage recently asked me, “Do you ever feel like you and Laura are barely holding it together? If not, what's your secret?” A little guiltily, but without hesitation, my answer to the first question was no.  It was sort of strange to answer no to that question because I am a child of divorce, I n ... Read on »
Why Caregivers Need Respite Care! by Bob T. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 27 Jan 2014 8:34am Every day, people who take care of their aging loved one’s face many challenges and difficulties. Being a caregiver is a demanding job, and no one person is strong enough or prepared enough to handle it alone. Because your health is important to you and for your loved one’s well-being, you should get good help when you need it. The essence of goo ... Read on »