Ten simple rules to be a better care partner to someone you love.
The three major phases of my caregiving journey included fighting to be the caregiver, learning what that job means, and the weight of that responsibility.
How to navigate difficult choices when it comes to end-of-life care.
When the doctor confirmed mom’s hip was broken, she gave me two options. No surgery, or surgery, but we would have to remove the Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order in place. Mom has been using a walker while assisted and in a wheelchair for months. She wasn’t interested in working to walk again so the […]
Very early in my journey into life with a parent who has dementia, I read that “meeting one person with dementia, is like meeting one person with dementia.” We all want rules to follow, guides to help us know how to help our loved ones, and simple answers. That just isn’t possible given all the […]
The moments of clarity sometimes remind you of how much you have lost.
I’ve had to make an adjustment to how I visit my mom. The community is dedicated to memory care so on any visit, I could be walking in to find a resident who is frantically searching for their dog and asks for my help, or one that has just decided to follow me and is […]