Alzheimer's, the epilogue for Beulah A year and a half ago, I wrote several posts about my mother-in-law's experiences with Alzheimer's. She stayed with us for a month or two, so we were able to see first hand how insidious this disease is, as well as how the illness impacts caregivers. ... » Learn More about Alzheimer’s, the epilogue for Beulah
Children and Family
Childhood holiday memories This is being written as an entry into ActiveRain's December Challenge where we are asked to share a favorite holiday memory. I have so many wonderful Christmas memories which continue to this day, but I thought I'd share the way the Cooney family did Christmas when I ... » Learn More about Childhood holiday memories
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
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.