“We all have personal concerns, including family baggage and difficult situations to sort out, when we take on the responsibility of caring for someone else. Inevitably, there are short- and long-term decisions to be made, preferences to be considered and issues that arise on all fronts—and time is sometimes of the essence. Learning to pick our battles and choosing how to respond in the pressure of the moment is both an art and a science for busy caregivers. However, there are some matters that should take priority. Here are some of our top-down thoughts on when to sound the alarms, when to take decisive action and when to simply walk away to keep the peace.”
Please read more in my article in the Caregiver Solutions Magazine: http://www.caregiversolutions.ca/caregiving/a-caregivers-worry-guide/.
Once again, I will be participating in Words in the Park, 2017 (now celebrating its tenth year). This annual celebration brings together writers, crafters, and other artists to showcase their own work. Signed copies of “Caregiver’s Guide for Canadians” available. Please join me on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) at Spark Gallery (2257 – Premier Way, Sherwood Park, AB). More info here: http://wfscsherwoodpark.com/words-in-the-park.
I am delighted to join The Edmonton and Calgary Prime Times newspapers as a regular columnist! Each month, I will discuss caregiving issues, share current news. provide helpful resources for caregivers, and more. This is my first column: http://www.edmontonprimetimes.com/.