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Mom Doesn’t Know Us Anymore

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It was Christmas Eve and my daughter and I went to visit my folks.  Since my daughter had moved to Washington, it had been quite a while since she had seen her grandmother and was saddened by the effects of … Continue reading

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Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Tips and Support for Family Caregivers

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10 Tips for Family Caregivers Caregiving is a job and respite is your earned right. Reward yourself with respite breaks often. Watch out for signs of depression, and don’t delay in getting professional help when you need it. When people … Continue reading

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Finding Humor in Embarrasing Moments

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There are so many times when dealing with Alzheimer’s patients or family members when you just want to hide in horror.  Some too awful to repeat but I can share this and it was a big turning point in my … Continue reading

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Recognizing Alzheimer’s in my father

When my father called asking if I would help in getting my mother a pair of shoes, I asked him her shoe size.  He didn’t know so I told him to measure her feet.  He came back to the phone … Continue reading

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Welcome

Since this is my first post of my first blog I will start by giving a little background in my life as a caregiver.  I live with my husband who has suffered with severe back pain for over 40 years.  He has had … Continue reading

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