Caregivers, expect personality changes in aging parents. Learn hope to cope.
Today is my parent’s 69th anniversary. I’m sharing my thoughts on the example they’ve set. Sixty-nine years of marriage is a major accomplishment. Mom and Dad have had a good life but not an easy one. They didn’t start with much. They married after my dad returned from World War II, lived in converted army […]
What kinds of problems do you have setting boundaries? Setting boundaries is hard. It is for me. I suspect it is for most people. Most of us want people to like us. I find there isn’t enough “me” to go around. Admittedly, this is not one of my strengths, but they are skills I need […]
Moving Day, What Do You Do When Seniors Are Rooted In Place? So, new house built, check. We were all set to move Mom and Dad to their new home, right? Wrong. When moving day arrived, my parents were frozen. They didn’t want to leave their old home even though it was a bad set-up […]
In the beginning: Our caregiving journey began over eight years ago. Mom had/has multiple, complex, health problems. Dad was trying to care for her by himself. Keeping her medications straight, trying to shop and cook–with toast the height of his culinary skills–was beyond him. They were living on lattes and pastries from a nearby specialty […]