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Help! My Mom is Afraid of the Shower!

Published: August 12, 2021

Donna and her husband David live independently in their own home. Two years ago, Donna was diagnosed with dementia. David became her primary caregiver; however, as her condition progressed, he needed help. He was no longer able to assist his wife with bathing, as she would become agitated and downright angry when he tried to… Read More

Is the Government Helping You?

Published: April 27, 2021

Isn’t it interesting when you hear an older person strongly say, “I think the government needs to mind their own business and leave us alone. We don’t need them.”  My inside voice says, “Wait a minute.  Looking at you, I would bet you are receiving some type of government assistance. It’s the government that put… Read More

Do You Have a Secret You’ve Forgotten About?

Published: March 11, 2021

I’ve been thinking about the future.  “Funny,” you may think, “when I’m sure she’s well over 65.”  You’re right but there are days when I wonder how I’ll age.  I feel fortunate that I can do what I’m able, but certainly recognize (although very reluctantly) that there are limitations on my abilities.  So… it only… Read More

Bridging the Generation Gap

Published: February 17, 2021

As parents, we feel the pressure of when to allow our children to have cell phones and if/when they can have access to social media. Having 2 girls, let me tell you….the struggle is real and I eventually caved under the pressure. So, now that some of our children have these tools how can they… Read More

Cookies, Hugs and a New Year

Published: December 23, 2020

The cookies are long gone.  The hugs are sadly a thing of the past too. A New Year is upon us and I, for one, am hopeful. First, the cookies. Long a tradition children and then grandchildren would take a day or two to come to Grandma’s house to make and bake holiday cookies. Recipes… Read More

At What Point Do I Start?

Published: October 2, 2020

So here it is over 6 months since we have been living with COVID-19 – the pandemic.  Lives have changed forever.  But while I write this, life does go on in some fashion as before.  Basic needs are met one way or another and we try to look forward to better days.  In the meantime… Read More

Special Needs during COVID-19

Published: September 2, 2020

Caring for a child with special needs can be stressful even during “normal times” but we are now facing the added stress of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Sweeping changes in our routines and cancellation of our normal group therapies and schooling have created some challenges for our children with special needs and parents/caregivers caring for… Read More

My Family Says I Have to Stay

Published: June 26, 2020

Well, here we are officially in summer, still in a pandemic with numbers rising instead of falling while too many older adults are still trying to understand why they’re still confined within nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  The rules vary from location to location, state to state and are stated as “recommendations” or in… Read More

Of Course I Want Choices!

Published: May 20, 2020

It’s been weeks (sometimes feels like months) since I began writing this blog to chronicle my thoughts as an older adult but one who is still working and “in the field” as they say.  Although most states are open to some degree, the show of disgruntled residents making the nightly news along with the growing… Read More