THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: I’m a Professional Caregiver and You’re Not

When I was a teenager, my Dad had a series of strokes.  When Mum went into the hospital for minor surgery, a woman in a white uniform arrived in our house to take care of Dad.  I couldn’t stand her and she didn’t think much of me.  In those days, I was studying theatre at ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Cyber Friendship, Love and Grief

Before computers, I relied on a monthly magazine for my connection to other caregivers.  I was a new mother of a baby with severe disabilities and that magazine was called “Exceptional Parent”(now re-named EParent Magazine).  I would rifle through the magazine in search of the page titled ‘Letters’ and there, I would read messages such ...