Tag Archive | honesty

Lying to the ones we love.

Lying to the ones we love.

I finally learned that my honesty was hurting my Mother with Dementia. Here are two things every family caregiver should know.

Truth, Lies and Dementia

Truth, Lies and Dementia

Last week I read a blog discussing the ethical issue of using “fiblets” when dealing with someone who has dementia. The author was adamantly opposed to ever telling a lie. My stomach clenched because I have told some whoppers. I suggest there is a very fine line between right and wrong and every person and […]

We have a meeting with the Executive Director at 11 a.m.

We have a meeting with the Executive Director at 11 a.m.

Today is the day when my parents will be told that they are being transferred to Assisted Living. My mom knew she had this appointment with the Executive Director and has been asking me if I think it’s about moving the frame chopper into their apartment. When I arrive today my mom is anxious. My […]

Wow! That looks really different with my glasses on!

Wow! That looks really different with my glasses on!

The hospital where most of my parents medical visits occur is a beautiful new facility. It has huge windows, large corridors and many oversized paintings and photographs of scenes from nature. My mom is enamored with many paintings around the hospital. The exam rooms are not so spacious when you have four people in them.  […]