Hospice helped both of my parents through the death process. For that, I will always be grateful. In “Hospice Care as Seen by a Grateful Daughter,” I relate my experience and express my gratitude to this amazing organization.
August 31st, 2010 at 2:12 am
August 30th, 2010 at 1:43 pm
I never thought I’d see this again: It’s fall and my mother is scrubbing a nasty grass/dirt stain out of a pair football pants. Twenty years ago you could have seen this same scene had you peaked in the kitchen window of our little home. Despite the long hours Mom worked as a waitress, she always had time to make sure that us kids never left the house in anything but a presentable fashion.
And that included football practice pants.
August 30th, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Night falls and it is any caregiver’s guess whether an elder in our care will be ready to go to sleep, or not. Some elders are light sleepers. Other elders have restless nights, in some instances complicated by restless legs syndrome. Last night, my mother’s blood glucose skyrocketed. All bets are off for restful sleep when that happens, including for my diabetic mother, and/or me.
August 30th, 2010 at 2:12 am
Keeping engaged in life is an important aspect for successful aging. The increased attention on the value of staying connected for health reasons is well known and what a great opportunity to challenge your brain as well. Many seniors are able to maintain active schedules, frequently busier after retirement, trying new experiences and meeting new people.
August 28th, 2010 at 2:11 am
For most people heavily involved in writing about Alzheimer’s, or working with people with the disease, there is an increased awareness of the fact that they could one day also be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. I am no different.