So it’s been awhile since I posted, but I had a good reason. On Sunday I went to the ER with extreme abdominal pain. After 2 hours of poking around they found an ovarian cyst bigger than a softball. Then they sent me home with a referral to a gynecologist. Continue reading “Am I Done Yet?”
I intend to give a line by line break down explaining this poem tomorrow, but for now here is my poem entitled Ducks.
Ducks, we do not speak of them,
For foe of beavers they have always been.
And if they were the only thing we didn’t speak about, it wouldn’t be so bad,
But the topics that rest in silence are enough to drive me mad!
I was up way too late last night working on yesterday’s post, so for today just a quick little list of ways to take a break – Continue reading “A Mini Vacation”
Caring and Coping: A Caregiver’s Guide to Parkinson’s Disease is a publication of the National Parkinson’s Foundation. I however, consider it an essential resource for every caregiver, no matter what condition their loved one may have. In almost all cases, if you were to replace the words “Parkinson’s disease” with whatever condition your loved one has, it will still work for your situation. (Links at the bottom of this post) Continue reading “Free Resource: Caring and Coping”
You might be a caregiver if –
Your mother knows which room is hers because of the frog in front of it.
You’ve ever prayed the bank wouldn’t ask too many questions, for all the right reasons.
Your mother refers to one of the parts on her sewing machine as “the sexy”.
As promised, here’s today’s post on the how’s and why’s of engaging all five senses when eating. Continue reading “Their Daily Bread 2: The Fantastic 5”
Appetite can decrease for all sorts of reasons as we age (Or even when we don’t age, I myself have an even worse appetite than my mom, due to some of my health problems). While we may not be able to fix problems such as a slow, or small stomach; poor swallowing reflex; or a lack of sense of smell: there are other things we can do to make food more enticing- Continue reading “Their Daily Bread”
“This is fun…This is life!” That’s what Mom said earlier today when using her new sewing machine to mend her torn laundry bag.
When Mom moved into assisted living I learned many new things about her, including that about 40 years ago she had self published a book of poetry. Continue reading “Poetry Slam- The Caregiver’s Reminders”
Helping Mom to “say what she means” (because the dementia lack of filter has the “meaning what she says” part covered!)