Tag Archive | end of life

The Long Gray Line Visited My Dad in Hospice

The Long Gray Line Visited My Dad in Hospice

My dad was comforted by the ghosts who were welcoming him into heaven.

Understanding My Choices When Mom Ends Up in the Emergency Room

Understanding My Choices When Mom Ends Up in the Emergency Room

When mom ends up in the emergency room, I needed help understanding how to navigate to ensure mom’s wishes for end of life care were going to be honored. #CareManager

How the Game of Thrones Soothed my Caregiving Guilt

How the Game of Thrones Soothed my Caregiving Guilt

My son got me hooked on “Game of Thrones” a few seasons ago. When he left for college, I realized I would no longer have a viewing buddy. My daughter quickly volunteered which meant there would be hours of TV getting her up to speed on the show. During the 4th season, there are a […]

Sad and Happy about Mom

Sad and Happy about Mom

After a week in hospice care, mom passed away on Christmas. It was incredibly difficult to navigate for a host of reasons, but I was glad my siblings had time to visit. Our goal was to keep mom comfortable. She will be missed, but unfortunately, I’ve been missing her for years as the dementia stole […]

Finding ways to stay engaged with mom is getting harder

Finding ways to stay engaged with mom is getting harder

I think my mom’s favorite activity now is napping. She has really slowed down over the past few weeks. In hopes of having a visit that didn’t involve me watching her nap, I brought activities with me. So far I have tried: Adult Coloring Books. My mother-in-law introduced one to our family when she gave […]

It’s not so easy to honor your loved ones wishes when they have dementia

It’s not so easy to honor your loved ones wishes when they have dementia

Today, an article appeared in The New York Times echoing some of my laments in honoring my mother’s wishes titled Complexities of Choosing and End Game for Dementia. My husband sent it to me after listening to me last night talk about some of the choices I have to restate in moving my mom to a new […]