Caregiving Archive

Smart Patients are in touch with SmartPatients


Joyce and Robin talk with Dr. Roni Zeiger, CEO of SmartPatients, about the resources for cancer patients available through SmartPatients.com

Managing Caregiver Stress


Joyce talks with Eve and with Dr. Sheryle Baker about the changes that occur in the dynamics between the patient and the caregiver, and how we can all help the caregiver survive.

Constructing an Indestrictible Self


Dr. Alex Lickerman offers a set of guidelines not for solving problems but for establishing a life state that makes all problems solvable,

Betty Garrett – Caring for Caregivers


As the wife of a cancer patient, Betty Garrett was thrust into the role of caregiver and didn’t have a clue what to do, but she learned quickly.

Patient Support – Taking Care of Michigan


Fran Mott is retiring after nearly 20 years of volunteer service to her neighbors with VHL throughout the state of Michigan.

Taking Care of Harry


The Caregiving experience is stressful for the patient as well as the caregiver. Whenever possible it is good to negotiate the changes in roles and responsibilities that occur. Both the patient and the caregiver need to work on evolving the relationship in ways that work for both parties and meet the medical goals.

What is Prune Belly Syndrome?


Prune Belly Syndrome (PBS) or Eagle-Barrett syndrome is a group of birth defects including urethral malformation. We talk with four volunteers working to raise awareness of PBS.

I am Arnold Bradshaw


Diane Bradshaw stood by her husband as he battled for five years with Alzheimer’s, keeping a daily log of his care and the physical toll of the disease.

Riding the Horse called Hope… a conversation with bill penzer

You would think that a person who had been a practicing psychologist for more than four decades would know how to cope with the diagnosis of cancer in one of his grown children. Psychologists are a source of refuge, help, and direction for many of us who suffer with all kinds of maladies and are […]

How to Cope Better in Cancerville


Coping with his own emotions, Dr. Penzer concluded that cancer is not only a dreaded diagnosis, but a place with its own culture, customs, language, confusions.