Tag Archive | Parent

I arrived to find my Dad on the floor

I arrived to find my Dad on the floor

3 options if you arrive to find a parent on the floor.

What would my parents say?

I was surprised to wake up to the news that Donald Trump would be our next President. My husband and kids all agreed we weren’t so happy with our options. This year felt very different because the issues weren’t really around political beliefs, but around personality, behavior and ethics. We found little room to really […]

Prepping for a Family Visit

Prepping for a Family Visit

Tips for a visit with a loved one who has dementia

Don’t Yuck Someone Else’s Yum

Don’t Yuck Someone Else’s Yum

Adapting caregiving lessons to my parenting style.

The unmistakable scent of Mom

The unmistakable scent of Mom

Using scent to recall all the wonderful things about a loved one.

Worried about your Parent, their Forgetfulness, and Money?

Worried about your Parent, their Forgetfulness, and Money?

If a parent or other loved one develops dementia, a risk that grows with age, finances can present a big problem. In fact, you may have to step in to make sure your mom or dad doesn’t  rack up credit card debt or even go broke. That’s what happened to Kay Bransford, an author and […]

Flirting with Normal

Flirting with Normal

This past weekend my sister came to town to visit with Mom. On Sunday, we took her out to brunch. It’s been a while since I have gone to a sit down restaurant with mom. The addition of the wheelchair and mom’s declining health made it difficult for me to confidently have an outing with […]