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- Blood, sweat, tears shared by two.
- Helping one end and another begin.
- A disaster that ultimately gives back.
- Hearts clubbed by diamonds in spades.
- We learned, we cried, we continued.
Denise Brown of caregiving.com asked caregivers for their 6-word story about caregiving. Brilliant!
Welcome to Men Caregivers, Part 2, the Panel. Part 1 was interviews with the panel, Ben Carter, Patrick Egan, Jolyon Hallows, and yours truly. All at the National Caregiving Conference in Chicago in November 2018.
Here are some of our 6-word stories:
- We did it because we could
- Pillows, pills, poop, piss, and pain
- 20 years a caregiver. I adapted.
- Key word isn’t ‘men’, it’s ‘caregiving’
- Personal care? It depends? Mother, wife?
- Managing the Dis Ease of Disease
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Pillow, pills, poop, piss, and pain
02:09 We did it because we could
04:21 90-day caregiving experience with Mommy
06:46 Pillows, pills, poop, piss, and pain
10:47 Caregiving stronger with a diverse community
13:48 20-years a caregiver. I adapted.
16:40 Statistics about Men Caregivers: The numbers
18:47 Welcome the new VP of Caregiving
22:05 My advice: Take care of yourselves
24:09 Male panel? Or highlight other diversities?
25:08 Key word isn’t ‘men’, it’s ‘caregiving’
27:10 Not so many men here. Why?
28:29 We didn’t know we were caregivers
30:27 We learned, we cried, we continued
33:41 Personal care? It depends? Mother, wife?
35:06 Managing the Dis Ease of disease
36:30 Mindfulness. Be in the moment. Deeper.
40:06 Problem solver can’t solve them all
41:40 Backlash against men in nurturing roles
44:18 Competing? Caregiver conference run by men
45:13 Brothers not caring for mom’s hygiene
46:46 Difference between wife and mom as caree
47:41 Different abilities. Different willingness. Gender-related?
48:35 What grandmother wouldn’t let me see
50:30 Mommy don’t die. Can’t face it.
51:44 Healing, therapeutic session. Wrap it up
52:41 Support my blog and podcast
Blogs, articles, resources on my website about caregiving
Jolyon Hallows’ book: A Parkinson’s Life: And a Caregiver’s Roadmap
Ben Carter Coaching Experience
Family Caregiver Alliance: Caregiver Statistics
About the Show
Welcome to Health Hats, empowering people as they travel together toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen and I have worn many hats in my 40+ years in healthcare as a patient, caregiver, nurse, informaticist, and leader. Everyone wears many hats, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life’s realities in healthcare’s Tower of Babel. Let’s make some sense of all this.
My guests and I reflect on what works for people, professionals, and communities in their journeys toward best health: learning, making choices, communicating, and adjusting to realities. We can range from personal, clinical, technical, entrepreneurial, organizational, to whatever interests me at the moment. Join the ride!
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