Do You Feel Like the Pigeon or Statue?

It’s easy for us as caregivers to think we’re singled out for mistreatment. While we often WILL be taken advantage of and treated disrespectfully, there are times when we ourselves treat others poorly. How does knowing that help us be a better caregiver?...

The Delta Doctrine for Caregivers

THE DELTA DOCTRINE One day, while flying to Atlanta on Delta Airlines, (Duh,Everything Leaves Through Atlanta), I discovered that flight attendants state the best advice for caregivers—all day long: “In the unlikely event of the loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks...

“…When It’s Coming Off The Rails!”

A caller to my radio show once asked, “How can I communicate to my loved one that I can’t handle it anymore—that it’s coming off the rails?” My reply was, “The person who needs to hear it’s coming off the rails is not your loved one . . . it’s you—and preferably in...