When Pain Runs in the Family

When Pain Runs in the Family

 When Pain Runs in the Family: Our Little Zebra* By Shaina Smith Our family calendar is not glamorous. Not because we don’t fill our weekends with fun-filled events (we travel all over New England just to find the perfect meal) or because it lacks creativity (my...
Caregiver Overload

Caregiver Overload

For caregivers, the change of seasons is a good time to reevaluate goals and timelines. Being a caregiver is made up of many tasks that need to be done for the patient—but you also have to make sure you and the rest of the family are taken care of as well. Be sure to...
Caregiving with Seasonal Changes

Caregiving with Seasonal Changes

As caregivers and people with pain make the move from winter into spring, health concerns can also be in transition. WINTER CAN BRING A SLOWING DOWN for many people with pain. We spend a lot of time indoors and become less active, and we are in darkness for longer...
Caregiver’s Depression

Caregiver’s Depression

The day never seems to end. Your elderly father needs you all the time. He is in constant pain and you are at your wit’s end trying to keep him happy and comfortable. He needs help getting out of bed, getting into and out of the bath and getting dressed. He needs help...