Robbie Miller Kaplan's Blog – October 2011 Archive (2)

Tell me a story

One of the kindest things you can do for someone who’s lost a loved one is to help keep their memory alive through stories. I was reminded of this recently when a friend’s daughter wrote to me asking for my support in a philanthropic endeavor to honor her mother’s memory. She added, “I would also like to extend an invitation to those of you who knew my mom personally to send me a short story about my mom. It always makes me smile to know people are remembering her.”

 

So how do…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on October 17, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

What caregivers want you to know

My caregiver experience was short. My 86-year-old mother was not recovering from surgery and began to fail. Despite competing pulls, an ailing parent, a job, and a teen preparing for senior prom, I rushed to my mother’s side and helped her stabilize. Ultimately, I felt quite fortunate to have had that special, loving time with her as my mom died just seven months later.

 

A friend became a caregiver to her mom after she was diagnosed with dementia. Her mother lives in an…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on October 3, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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