Adventures in Caregiving

Washington column for Feb. 27

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Feb. 27
Andrew Haley and Keir Whitson at the American Birkebeiner ski marathon in Wisconsin last weekend.

Andrew Haley and Keir Whitson complete the American Birkebeiner, Aging Together's caregiver training begins March 5, "Friends and Neighbors" continues at the Inn, the Book Barn offers a DVD sale and Ecumenical Lenten services rotate through area churches in this week's Washington column.
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Reading (and Skyping) in Rappahannock

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Nov. 8, 2012

Terminal illness of a loved one, nursing homes, hospice care . . . none of these topics appear to offer a promising focus for an entertaining novel. “Going to Solace” by Amanda McTigue disproves that appearance.
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Volunteer and help a neighbor

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Sept. 6, 2012

Adventures in Caregiving Connections, the free local program I work for which offers support to family caregivers, is looking for volunteers interested in spending a few hours a week helping local families cope with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Training will be provided by the Alzheimer’s Association and our Connections staff. Connections volunteers will...
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Adventures in Caregiving: It takes a community

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July 26, 2012
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When, without warning, the derecho knocked out most of the electrical power in Rappahannock and our neighboring counties, no one was more vulnerable than the many older couples where one spouse is caring for another with Alzheimer’s disease.
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Adventures in Caregiving: How to build a strong local healthcare workforce?

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July 5, 2012

When I see the challenges faced at home by members of our Rappahannock County family caregiver support group or by families I visit as part of Connections, the free in-home support program for families coping with dementia, I am reminded again and again how important it is to have skilled, caring local people committed to...
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