Caregivers With Hope Blog

You Can’t Play A Piano With Clenched Fists

Caregivers and Resentment Resentment seems to be a regular companion for caregivers.  Often stemming from a deep-seated belief of obligation, caregivers drive themselves mercilessly with such internal commands such as, “I have to, I must, I’m supposed to, and I need...

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?...

A Father and Son Discuss Their Journey With Down Syndrome

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.Greg Tornquist and his son, Aaron (39) joined me in the studio for a special show discussing Down Syndrome. Aaron shares his journey in obtaining employment, become an aspiring Elvis Tribute Artist, Special...

Take Time for Stillness or Make Time for Illness

There's Health In the Stillness and Quiet From YOUR CAREGIVER MINUTE With Peter Rosenberger. Noise bombards us every day.  From 24-hour cables news, to traffic, to our mobile devices, we are inundated with a wall of noise that seems to keep so many of us...

An Expert on Dementia Shares Valuable Insights

The "Soul-Crushing" Pain of Caring for Someone With Dementia Before heading to the show today, I visited with dear family friends who are struggling in the caregiving journey.  He's suffering from multiple issues, including dementia.  Pulling me aside, his...

Medi-Share: Affordable, Biblical Healthcare

Michael Gardner, communications director for Christian Care Ministry (CCM), and I discussed CCM's innovative health program, Medi-Share. Calling into my show for family caregivers on 10/1/2017. In addition, Michael share about how Medi-Share specifically provides...

A Conversation With Jane Heller

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jane Heller, called the show to share her journey as a caregiver. Her new book bears the most hilarious title, and it's one that caregivers will quickly understand. You’d Better Not Die Or I’ll Kill You: A...

Tell them, “Give Me Solutions!”

This simple statement can better equip caregivers to detach from onlookers who point out an obvious problem. Caregivers are often put on the spot to somehow fix whatever happens to be the crisis of the day —or the hour.  Some people feel free to stress the...

You Can’t Drive A Tuna Casserole To Work

Struggling with her husband’s significant medical issues, a woman I know felt burnout and worn paper-thin. Furthermore, while trying to hold it all together, her car broke down. In addition to all the other burdens she carried, transportation soared to the top of the...

Discussing Traumatic Brain Injury With Adam and Kevin Pearce

Approximately 1.7 million each year sustain a traumatic brain injury. Superstar snowboarder, Kevin Pearce, suffered one on a practice run preparing for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Kevin, along with his brother, Adam, called the show to discuss their story...

It’s Stewardship Not Obligation

“I’ve Got To...,” “I Need to...,” “You Don't Understand, I Have To...." "It's My Obligation to ..." These are all statements made by all caregivers at some point, and, sadly, all too frequently.  The feeling of obligation drives us to push ourselves to...

It’s Not Just Care, It’s WHOLE Care

For more than twenty years, Elizabeth Moss, CEO of Caregivers By WholeCare, has provided exceptional care to families in Middle Tennessee.  With her background as a nurse, Elizabeth understands first hand from a professional viewpoint the need.  From her...

Don’t Believe Everything You Think!

"My Mind Is A Dangerous Neighborhood to Walk in Unaccompanied!" Physical Isolation is one of the most challenging issues Caregivers face, but our thoughts become isolated, as well.  In those lonely moments, our minds can play tricks on us, and take us down...

The Amazing Attendance Record of Caregivers

Caregivers Performance vs. Attendance Record All too often, Caregivers judge themselves mercilessly over their performance.  With a supremely critical eye, we berate ourselves, while also allowing others to do the same.  If we choose to judge...

A Fifty Year Journey Like No Other

On Sunday, 7/30/1967, Lyndon Johnson served as President and the national debt was 330 billion.  Six months into his first term, Ronald Reagan served as governor of California. Overseas, Vietnam drained our country's youth and unity, while domestically,...

“Dentistry Isn’t Expensive; Neglect Is!”

In my book, 7 Caregiver Landmines and How You Can Avoid Them, the first landmine is Ignoring Personal Health Needs.  Sadly, all too many caregiver put off preventive care services as they care for a vulnerable loved one.  Dentistry care is one of those important...

America’s Healthcare Plan from a Caregiver’s Viewpoint

A Caregiver's Perspective Of the Healthcare Debate The wall of noise from Washington over the healthcare debate continues to bombard America’s senses and sensibilities. With President Obama’s plan clearly circling the drain, Democrats still seem willing to defend the...

Music & Memory: Providing a Therapeutic Play List

When's the last time you listened to a song, and it instantly took you back in time? Hymns, concerts, favorite TV theme songs can all  instantly engage our hearts and transport us. Describe a memory triggered by a favorite song by the original artist. Imagine a loved...

Why Is Regions Bank an Autism Friendly Place?

Did you know our branch is autism-friendly?—Regions Bank During a recent trip to my local bank, I noticed signs displayed stating the branch is autism friendly. Displaying a message so prominently indicated a story behind the campaign.  Because my curiosity spike, I...

Protecting The Endangered Dignity of Caregivers

Many caregivers nobly work to protect the dignity of their loved ones. Yet, few discussions occur regarding the dignity of a caregiver that is often trampled underfoot in the course of the caregiving journey.  A demoralized caregiver is an at-risk caregiver While...

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