by Carol Stanley
Spam – canned ham
Spam – a useful (or annoying) internet term
I often feel that I’ve just walked into or out of a Monty Python skit. Without this comedic approach to being a sexagenarian caregiver for a nonagenarian relative, I’d be in a psychiatric ward myself—considered canned luncheon meat! Luckily, I just found my can opener—and does it ever feel good to be out of that straitjacket and start thinking about myself as filet mignon!
My services no longer come free of charge. What do unpaid caregivers want? We want to be paid for the billions of dollars we save the health-care system every year. We want respect for our profession—the profession of care-giving. Read more »