— Greetings one and all… It is another glorious morning in Denver. I have been enjoying some quiet time on our back porch—soaking up the early morning sunshine, listening to the birds, and delighting in the myriad of flowers blooming in our gardens. My morning meditation also afforded the opportunity to reflect on the events of the past month—it has been quite the ride! As noted in my previous posting, my medical adventure began in late May with the diagnosis of …

—  Greetings one and all… Can you believe it? March has arrived and Spring will make an official entrance in a few short weeks. Spring is an amazing season of rebirth, renewal, and growth. I am also realizing that Spring is a season for launching new adventures and exploring new worlds. Serving as the Caregiving Ambassador for AARP Colorado, I collaborate with the state office to continually develop new platforms for caregiving education. In 2017, we are expanding our educational offerings …

— By Tim Summers Family caregivers are an invaluable part of our state. Over 118,000 family caregivers provide about $1.4 billion in unpaid care.  Their commitment allows loved ones to stay at home, with their families in their own communities as they age. As the state director for AARP here in Montana I believe that we owe a huge debt of gratitude to this silent army of family caregivers who quietly go about taking care of their loved ones.  That is …

— When I moved my mom to Denver, she was 90 years old and she suffered from a form of dementia that made her unable to speak.  Our family had decided that the best place for her to live would be a dementia unit in the same building where my dad would reside in independent living.   Mom’s dementia unit was beautiful.  It was sunny, upbeat, and attractively furnished.  We thought she would be very happy there.  The first day my …

— Blog by Jane Greetings one and all… Happy New Year and welcome back to The Caregiver’s Cairn. I am excited to kick-off the third year of reflections related to the journey of caregiving. Many thanks to those of you who have been frequent visitors to the blog over the past two years. And a warm “hello” to new faces and voices in the crowd. All are welcome! The blog is designed to be a sustaining and empowering guide for caregivers …

— Blog by Jane Barton Welcome back to The Caregiver’s Cairn – a sustaining and empowering guide for caregivers and care receivers. I hope you and yours have enjoyed a lovely month since my last posting. I invite you to pour a cup of coffee or hot tea, curl up in a cozy chair, and take a deep breath. It’s time for a break and a moment of reflection. Summer has come and gone. Can you believe it? The signs of …