Tag Archive | caregivers

Mom is back in the hospital

Mom is back in the hospital

When the primary caregiver fails, it’s really hard to quickly pick up the pieces. In this case, Mom has been caring for Dad with Alzheimer’s, but now Mom has health issues that landed her in the hospital. If the caregiver ends up in the hospital, the mad scramble from Plan B begins.  Most families are […]

Dementia, Emotions and Kate Swaffer Rocks

Dementia, Emotions and Kate Swaffer Rocks

One of the constants in my mom’s care has been changing nature of the extra caregivers or personal daily assistants (PDAs) we have put in place. At her old community, we were lucky to have one that lasted more than a year, but we lost her in the move to the new facility. Out of […]