One of the larger steps we face in caregiving is the decision to relocate our loved ones into Assisted Living. Just the idea of that change can be daunting but if it becomes the best next move, finding an Assisted Living facility is easier when you do it by the numbers. It will involve a lot of work but we are good at doing the work by now. Continue reading “Finding Assisted Living That is A Good Fit”
Perspective is often the difference between just another day and one that is running off of the rails. With caregiving responsibilities foremost, we need to look at how we do things every once in a while and see if some things can be upgraded a bit. Continue reading “Take a Different Caregiving View”
Funny how caregiving is the gift that just keeps on giving. We think it is just about the physical care and emotional roller coaster of caring for loved ones. With their passing comes a whole new package of personal work that pulls up all the many things we ignored during the times of providing care.
Some of the issues are easy to work through, while others are landmines. This is a short story of one of the latter. Continue reading “Last Conversation of a Father and Son”
Dementia, as a plot device for television or film, has never quite lived up to the reality. Usually played for sobbing sympathy or just a tragic underscore to a character, the story line usually leaves out the stumbling’s of the caregivers and their associated confused introduction to their new roles. Rarely do we get to see the conflicted person make their way through to becoming the care-giving person they will become.
That is until now. Continue reading “Dementia – Hollywood’s Finally Starting to Get It Right”