Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now? My favorite uncle, who also happened to be a minister, was losing his hearing.  He was still preaching, giving great sermons, singing uplifting hymns and telling humorous stories.  At the end of the service, just before the closing prayer, he...

Give a Care to Self-Care

Give a Care to Self-Care As a family caregiver, I understand that we need to take care of ourselves to be able to care for others.  There is a lot of talk about “self-care” in the world, but what does this really mean?  When I hear the word “self-care,” my mind often...

Look For The Magic

Look For The Magic What does magic look like? Helping others often involves a lot of routine, and often drudgery.  When I use the term caregiver, I can get caught up in the idea that I am only giving care to others.  But what if I look at caregiving as a journey of...

Lee

My name is Lee, and I’m a Family Caregiver. I provide care for my 85-year-old father who has mid-stage dementia…