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Join Our Halloween Costume Party for a Chance to Win

Join Our Halloween Costume Party for a Chance to Win

Pegi (@worriedwife) suggested we have a virtual Halloween party.So, that's what we'll do.Take a photo of yourself (and your caree) …

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Another Cocktail Change

Another Cocktail Change

Well, we have successfully managed yet another medication cocktail change.They seem to get harder and harder each and every time! It seems to take longer and longer to bounce back and to see if …

And When Those Saints…Go Marchin’ In…

And When Those Saints…Go Marchin’ In…

"You're a saint", my friend commented last night, after I regaled him with my caregiving day. Don't we usually demur at that comment, cast our eyes down and humbly say, "The things we do for …

Update of 10/23/14

Update of 10/23/14

Friday: On waking the temperature was 48 F. the high for the day was 59 F. Dialysis, pharmacy, laundry today. Found out mom needs to come in for diafiltration at dialysis tomorrow …

Limbo

Limbo

My oldest sister talked with the state to report the nursing home today. She was pleasantly surprised to have such a responsive, compassionate person who took the information. And the worker also …

A New Week

A New Week

We had a good trip to N.C. last week. The leaves haven't change colors yet. It wasn't that cold, it was in the 40s or so but the cabin is well insulated. We had time to spend together.We were …

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Or breakfast, or teatime, or bedtime snack, or lunch. I really haven't a clue.I am relatively more relaxed here in Florida, in my mother's own house, and feeling much less guilt about keeping her …

10 Ways Physicians Can Help Family Caregivers

10 Ways Physicians Can Help Family Caregivers

Sometimes, it's the family and friends you think will help that don't. And, sometimes it's the physician.In our 2014 Annual Family Caregiver Survey, only 13% of respondents said that a physician …

11 Things Employers Misunderstand About Caregiving Employees

11 Things Employers Misunderstand About Caregiving Employees

A 2012 report released by AARP found that 42% of U.S. workers provided unpaid eldercare for a family member or friend over the last five years. And, 49% expect to do so in the coming five …

At Some Point, Create a Plan to Avoid Hospitalizations

At Some Point, Create a Plan to Avoid Hospitalizations

My father's best friend, Richard, died last week. My parents were on vacation so Richard's daughter reached out to me. During our phone conversation, I asked about her father's last weeks.They …

It Doesn’t Matter if the Popsicles Melt

It Doesn’t Matter if the Popsicles Melt

This morning I was rearranging a shelf in my freezer to make room. As I placed the box of popsicles on top of the refrigerator, I said to myself,  “Don’t forget you put these here.”After …

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