THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: A Stranger Asks, "So, Do You Work?"

A stranger asks, “What do you do?”.  They really mean, ‘do you WORK?’.  When you reply that you care for a loved one, they look past your shoulder, scanning the room for an escape route. At the grocery store, someone you used to know walks by, averting their eyes.  Conversations with people apart from other ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: A Stranger Asks, “So, Do You Work?”

A stranger asks, “What do you do?”.  They really mean, ‘do you WORK?’.  When you reply that you care for a loved one, they look past your shoulder, scanning the room for an escape route. At the grocery store, someone you used to know walks by, averting their eyes.  Conversations with people apart from other ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Why Do I Care, Why Do You Care?

I just love when I receive messages from strangers who share my interest in exploring ideas about caregiving.  Last evening, the little red number  ‘1’ appeared above the message symbol on my Facebook page (also called The Caregivers’ Living Room).  A student wanted to know if I would share her survey for caregivers of seniors ...