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Joy’s House volunteers dedicate their time, talent and treasure on a daily basis.  And, whether they’re front and center or behind the scenes – we wouldn’t be able to serve in our mission without them.  Many thanks to you, our precious volunteers!
May 16, 2017
The Joy’s House mission has always had an underlying current that showed the value placed on family caregivers and the challenges that they face. In 2015 when our Caregiver Services were launched, we had no idea the impact that we were going to have on not only the caregivers associated with Joy’s House, but also...
I love my father, but after years of addiction, broken promises and a few yelling matches, I don’t always like my father. Unless he passes away in his sleep, I know that I will be responsible for his care as he ages. Over the course of my career, I’ve heard caregivers mention how awful their...
I don’t know about you, but the saying Eat to live, don’t live to eat, goes out of my head when I am stressed, sad or emotionally tired. Caregivers are no different and are actually at a higher risk of emotional overeating for a number of reasons, with isolation being at the top of the list....
Chances are that you have heard of Alzheimer’s disease. But, do you know the man after whom this memory robbing disease is named? Alois Alzheimer Alois Alzheimer was born on June 14, 1864, in the small Bavarian town of Marktbreit, Germany. He excelled in science and attended the Universities of Berlin, Tübingen and Wurzburg, where...
March 23, 2017
Intimacy and Romance While Caregiving Author, actress and past caregiver, Kathryn Leigh Scott recently joined us on Caregiver Crossing to discuss how she coped when her husband, Jeff Miller, founding editor of Los Angeles Magazine, was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). She let us into one of his hallucinations of having Princess Diana visit...
March 23, 2017
Tax season can be a confusing time in and of itself, but throwing in caring for a loved one with a life-altering diagnosis + tax credits + deductions and you have the potential for real confusion. Tax Preparation Made Easy Thanks to our friends at Lilly for Better Health and CareGiving.com for their work in...