Caregiving Blogs

Looking back – a lesson on recharging

While I had her comfortably based in an assisted living facility a few minutes from me, the demands were huge and more often than not, I ended each day – each race – feeling like I had missed the mark and failed to provide the care I know she wanted. 

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The Power of Touch #1: Dale

Last December my visit happened to coincide with a sing-along offered by a hospice chaplain and his friend. I offered Dale a shoulder and neck massage while he sat in the circle of listeners.

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Dementia Journal, June 17, 2019

It’s unbearable to think about when she’s gone and my whole reason for being vanishes (or so it seems, since caregiving so totally preoccupies my life). It will all be gone before long, this only life I know.

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Moments of Nerdy Joy and Caregiving

My flight from Oregon to Tucson included three legs and two layovers that totaled twelve hours from drop-off to pick-up. But I was prepared. I brought reading materials. And an intention to look for opportunity to do a random act of kindness. Or two. Photo: Pixabay Someone named Nanea Hoffman said this: No matter what…

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Call for Volunteers

Would you like to support others as they go through a personal caregiving experience? Would you like to add a meaningful volunteer opportunity to your week?

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Her Name was Sanderson

Her name wasn’t really Sanderson but I changed the last name to protect her identity. Miss Sanderson was brought into the ER in a wheel chair. I didn’t see who brought her in because I was busy reading the closed captioned ghost busters movie on TV. We had only been there an hour but we…

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Love Him for Me

Over the last 20+ years as a partner in my husband’s healthcare, I have had some really bad days. I mean there were times when I thought I wouldn’t be able to take it anymore.

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The Advocate

I am the keeper of his complex medical history. I have the information about his contributing environmental factors. I know.

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