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Reflections on Awareness, Acceptance, and Appreciation

Reflections on Awareness, Acceptance, and Appreciation

Lessons from a Father of a Son with Autism Every individual on the autism spectrum has strengths as well as challenges. Awareness is just the …

Caring for a Child with Autism

Caring for a Child with Autism

Taking care of you and him “Take care of yourself so you can take better care of your loved one”.  We hear this all the time and it’s …

Home Care Needs Of The Elderly With Autism

Home Care Needs Of The Elderly With Autism

Defining Autism Autism is a cognitive impairment of the brain. Symptoms include deficiencies in social interaction, communicative abilities, …

The Controversy, Autism and Vaccines

The Controversy, Autism and Vaccines

Just Google Autism and Vaccines and 7,110,000 hits come up instantly.  This may be one of the greatest controversies of our time. There are 3 …

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8 Stages of Adapting to Change

8 Stages of Adapting to Change

Recently I saw someone I love die. I mean I literally saw him die. Some of you may have seen this many times. Others of you may never have seen this. But I am guessing that most of you will understand that it was a …

3 Tips to Help You Live Without Life Balance

3 Tips to Help You Live Without Life Balance

I have to admit something. I’ve stopped looking for work/life balance. I’ve stopped beating myself up about not having it all…at this moment…in this particular slice of time. Why? Because I’ve found …

Men Facing Divorce- What Matters Most?

Men Facing Divorce- What Matters Most?

Consider these statements: Divorce is ultimately about personal transition, not the law. Life is more about growth than it is about safety. A moment of choice is a test of our character. “Will I ever feel …

Death, Planning for Life’s Final Transition

Death, Planning for Life’s Final Transition

In 1903, my great-grandfather, George D. B. Bonbright sold a stamp collection to help fund and open his investment firm in Rochester NY with six employees. George was a “life planner.” My grandfather was named a …

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Home Care Needs Of The Elderly With Autism

Home Care Needs Of The Elderly With Autism

Defining Autism Autism is a cognitive impairment of the brain. Symptoms include deficiencies in social interaction, communicative abilities, and/or creativity or imagination; with a “spectrum” of the disorder …

Caring for Our Aging Parents Needs

Caring for Our Aging Parents Needs

A Different Kind of Special Needs Every day a whole new group of adult children realize they are caring for their aging parents. Each of their caregiving roles has its own set of special challenges as they struggle to …

Feel Better about Caring for Your Aging Parent

Feel Better about Caring for Your Aging Parent

You’ve worked hard to get to where you are – a successful career, a happy family, and a great social life. You’re in control of your future; well, at least you were in control. But now you find yourself caring for …

Caregiving Decisions Are Less Challenging with Support

Caregiving Decisions Are Less Challenging with Support

"When you feel weak, ill, sad, or exhausted, do not hesitate to reach out to others for help. Don't keep bulldozing or fighting your way through until you crash or pass out. Apply the oxygen mask of loving support to …

Preparing for the Elder Boom

Preparing for the Elder Boom

Getting Older is a Blessing My father’s father, Liang Shao Pu, lived to the age of 93. A lifelong student and then teacher of tai chi and a diehard Wheel of Fortune fan, he had a slow, deep‑throated laugh that …

An Alzheimer Caregiver

An Alzheimer Caregiver

Don't Let It Crack Your Heart Nobody wakes up one day and says, “I want to be an Alzheimer caregiver.” You are either slowly consumed by the responsibility or thrust into it without warning. No matter how you …

Learning to Listen To Our Honored Elders

Learning to Listen To Our Honored Elders

We all have our honored elders ; people in our lives that we love, who have guided us and cherished watching us grow, that are now old enough that their capacities are starting to diminish. All too often, however, our …

Items to Bring Someone with Dementia-Part 2

Items to Bring Someone with Dementia-Part 2

More ideas of what to bring when visiting a loved one with dementia In Part I of this article, I gave ideas of “Things to Bring” when paying a visit to someone with dementia. One of the suggestions was a photo …