Keeping the romance alive when your caregiver is your partner
According to the National Family Caregivers Association, more than 50 million Americans care for loved ones with a chronic illness, disability or old age.
Caregivers assist people with neuromuscular disease in accomplishing many tasks of daily living. From eating to grooming, dressing to transferring, traveling to sleeping, and more, caregivers truly make life fully possible.
Place your bets — it’s time to play
Dating. It’s a touchy subject — especially for people with disabilities. Which isn’t to say it should be avoided. Approached cautiously, with a strong sense of self-identity — yes. But never avoided. That way leads to living alone with 40 cats, all named Muffin. So, what can you do? Dating is a lot like playing poker. But instead of asking poker champ Phil Gordon for advice, here are some...
I know when this piece is published I’ll be in the doghouse. The original title was “My Wild and Wacky Wife,” but I thought the new title might at least get me out more quickly. To be fair, she generally treats me almost as well as she treats our dog.
As a freelance writer, I’ve written on a variety of topics, such as marriage, stepping outside your comfort zone, laughter as a prescription for life, and fatigue. Ironically, these themes have all come together in a new chapter of my life: fatherhood.
MDA's National Personal Achievement Award recipient spreads inspiration, motivation wherever he goes
Have even a brief conversation with Nicholas A. Johnson and you're likely to come away feeling motivated, upbeat and even inspired.
Nick Johnson, on the job, at BR+A Consulting
And that's just the way he wants it.
Men with Duchenne MD find independence within their reach
Recently, the dad of a young boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) was trying to explain to a child psychologist about certain educational choices his son needed to make in order to be well prepared for adulthood.