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Holly Whiteside
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  • Fremont, NH
  • United States
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Caregiver's Coach

One in five adults is caring for a debilitated loved one, and most of them are baby boomers. Add to that those of us giving caring long distance, and you have a lot of caregivers, yet there are relatively few resources to help them cope with the emotional ups and downs of the journey. I teach caregivers how to use life coaching techniques and thought tools to maintain balance. My book, "The Caregiver's Compass: How to Navigate with Balance and Effectiveness Using Mindful Caregiving" shares these tools and techniques ( You can also browse my archive of useful articles at

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"Normal" - A Caregiver's Obstacle? "She and her mother had always (or never) been friends..."

She and her mother had always (or never) been friends. Her family mostly (or rarely) got along with each other. Her love life wasn’t what she had hoped it would be (or was really quite all right.) Her marriage (or singledom) suited her (or didn’t.)

Then her mother became older. She slowed down and everyone said “That’s normal.” But then the daughter noticed that her mother seemed emotionally down and everyone said, “That’s not normal! Better give her meds. Give her…


Posted on May 19, 2013 at 8:30am

Culture Change in Nursing Homes - Where's the Buzz???

So many of us boomers have been, are, or soon will be caregivers. In a few decades we will want assurance that nursing homes have evolved into places we would want to live. That evolution has begun, and it's being promoted by the Feds. How come most of us don't know about it? Here's some of the good news about it.

This movement is afoot in most states, bringing culture change to long-term care facilities. 26 states already have nursing homes constructed according to the Eden… Continue

Posted on May 16, 2010 at 8:05am

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At 8:52am on April 10, 2010, Martin D. Diano said…
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