Tags » Caregiving

Dad Goes to the Dentist

Last Sunday my son and I visited dad at his ALF.  I was glad to see they had fixed the loose screw on dad’s walker.  But my son pointed out that it was in backwards, so the long end of the screw (taped over) pointed inside where dad could walk into it.  1,197 more words

Eldercare

What Are We Going To Do With Mom? A series of posts on caring for a loved one with Dementia/Alzheimer's

What are we going to do with mom?  That was the question asked over and over after dad passed away.  Mom had dementia/early Alzheimer’s.   The live in caregiver was excellent, but way too expensive.  303 more words

Grief

Maybe

Maybe I’m making it all look too easy. Maybe my smiles and giggles are truly fooling them into believing that I’m ok. Maybe, just maybe, they will stick around and help if they look behind the sunglasses that I wear even in the rain, and see my bloodshot eyes, 57 more words

Fiction

Meet and Greet + Giveaway {Blog Tour} with Pam Thorson

{Grace} Welcome, Pam (Mom). Of all the authors out there, I’m most excited to interview you today! I can’t tell you how elated I am about your new book Out from the Shadows. 1,651 more words

Christian Authors

The Down syndrome Discount: Sweetness, Sympathy or Something Else?

Today I lost Nic three times in the supermarket. It’s a large supermarket, and I tend to double back to get things I forgot, so perhaps I could take a different angle on this and say that Nic lost me three times in the supermarket. 274 more words

Down Syndrome

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM

I wish you knew what a special day today is. I have to wonder if you knew the small bowl of pureed cake was for your 85th birthday. 361 more words

Alzheimer's

Go to Girl and Go Go Gadget

Invariably, on the day you need to be in your car for 8 to 10 hours, that is the day, all hell will break loose. 560 more words