THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: ADVOCATE WITH EMPATHY: A Chat About How It Works

Yesterday, my caregiving colleagues Al Etmanski and Vickie Cammack hosted me in a fascinating chat about advocating with empathy. Have a listen to our discussion and let me know what you think. Have you been successful in advocating with empathy? What kinds of advocacy have worked for you as a caregiver? As is often the ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: After Caregiving: A Tribute to A Dear Friend

Today I hugged one of my oldest and dearest friends.  I hugged her for a long time, because this was the day of her husband’s funeral.  Kathleen Campbell Jordan married Bill Jordan 47 years ago, ten years before Jim and I tied the knot.  Kathleen and Bill have three grown children – Christopher, Geoff and ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Envisioning a Better Future for Caregivers

Arthur Kleinman understands families like mine.  I know he does, because he wrote this: The chronically ill often are like those trapped at a frontier, wandering confused in a poorly known border area, waiting desperately to return to their native land.  Chronicity for many is the dangerous crossing of the borders, the interminable waiting to ...