My parents tried to get ahead of having one of us choose a community to help with their care. The bought into a Life Care Community in 1998. However, they never really wanted to live there. It got comical when they told us they didn’t want to really move in yet because that is where […]
It is tough to know how often you should visit a loved one with dementia. Only you know what is right.
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 […]