Since I was little, I was always bothered by the apology that followed my telling someone about my Grandma having Alzheimer’s. The sympathy they gave me felt entirely unwarranted. While I understood that Alzheimer’s was changing my Grandma, I never saw it as some villainous force … [Read more...] about Growing Up With Grandma (Who Also Happened To Have Alzheimer’s)
Keeping An Eye On The Situation
It’s good to be home. Familiar surroundings, memories of family, a comfortable neighborhood, and a sense of freedom are just some of the benefits of staying put. However, life does get harder as we get older. Those things we used to do without effort become more difficult and can … [Read more...] about Keeping An Eye On The Situation
Sharing A Home – Setting Boundaries When Family Moves In (part 2 of 2).
Boundaries After a few years with Alzheimer’s, mom had no boundaries, really. We were her care partners at first. As the disease progressed, we became her caregivers. We took care of all her needs. Our boundaries were just the limits of our abilities. My in-laws … [Read more...] about Sharing A Home – Setting Boundaries When Family Moves In (part 2 of 2).
Walking Into The Future Of Caregiving.
If you’ve ever watched Star Trek episodes, you have seen Dr. McCoy use a handy-dandy tricorder to assess the health of the crew instantaneously. Other science fiction books and films have imagined all kinds of far-fetched devices and tools to make people’s lives better. What you … [Read more...] about Walking Into The Future Of Caregiving.
Creating Connection Through Technology
As we age and the pace of life slows down a bit, we might seek out and value simple things, like connection and comfort, a bit more. Often, however, family and friends may be spread out across miles, which can make that comfort and connection a little harder to come by. The … [Read more...] about Creating Connection Through Technology