Try To Focus On The Good Memories
As memories fade, personalities change, and it's difficult to have a meaningful conversation with the person who gave you life, love and then freedom—how does a Caregiver BE WITH and CARE FOR that person, for a few minutes or even worse, hours or days at a time?
They are changing right before your eyes AND you are, what seems like, suddenly spending time with someone you don't recognize and obviously never knew…MORE
What's Essential About Tremors?
OK, this is another difficult-to-wrap-my-brain-around condition, illness, and curse for people usually diagnosed as we age.
With my Mom, at the beginning, hers was “Essential Tremors”…What could possibly be essential about tremors??
Essential to What?
They certainly aren't “absolutely necessary or extremely important.”
AND, no matter how many times the doctor tells you Essential Tremors do not necessarily mean you have Parkinson's, you are still, in most cases, sentenced to a life of little or no control in getting food or drink to your mouth…MORE
Don't know about you, but when I added Incontinence (can we please come up with a better word?) Underwear to my grocery list,
I was grateful they were for my Mom, and NOT ME.
Truth of the matter, if you aren't already taking care of an elderly parent or spouse, odds that it won't happen are probably as good as winning the triple crown… MORE
The Stages of Caregiving–Ever Feel Like
a Hamster On A Wheel?