An Alzheimer's caregiving review As I mentioned previously, we recently became primary caregivers for my mother-in-law, who has Alzheimer's. She stayed with us for five weeks while her husband recuperated from a broken hip. They both returned home late last week. With upcoming home care aides and ... » Learn More about An Alzheimer’s caregiving review
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Alzheimer's caregiving, week two. As mentioned last week, we have become the primary caregivers for my mother-in-law, who has Alzheimer's. It's only been a few weeks, but I continue to learn things that work or don't work, and here are a few of my insights from week number two. ... » Learn More about Alzheimer’s caregiving, week 2
Alzheimer's caregiving, week one. It's only been a week, but I've become the (hopefully temporary) primary caregiver for my mother-in-law, who has Alzheimer's. Her husband is out of commission for a while with a broken hip, so she's staying with us. And I can say, this is quite an experience. I'm ... » Learn More about Alzheimer’s caregiving, week one.
Lessons from pets. A few weeks ago, our beautiful Siberian Husky Halo passed away. She was close to 15 years old and had been slowing down over the last year or so. There were a few times she had trouble getting up stairs; but in general, she was fine. She could still yank a human arm out of its ... » Learn More about Lessons from pets
Don’t forget to write to your mother, Private! In 1992, I gave birth to my first son, Michael, now known as Mike. Mike joined the world, immediately showing his energetic side. He was running around the house on his own two feet before he was one year old. In fact, right around that time he ... » Learn More about Don’t forget to write to your mother, Private!