A Candlelight Breakfast for Two

Now that the colder weather has set in and dusk seems to occur right after lunch, I have started using candles at the dinner table once again. He has taken on the responsibility of lighting them.  The other morning as I was serving bacon and eggs, I saw that he had...

Where did that blood come from?

Thin or fragile skin can occur for a number of reasons in elderly people. Sun exposure, genetics, prescription blood thinners, aspirin or anti-inflammatories such has ibuprofen are some causes. With the slightest scratch, the skin can tear and bleed. This has happened...

Things that go missing in the night……

Recently I noticed I was missing a Chef’s knife, the “in-sink-erator”, that thingie that stops the drain in the sink where the disposal is and a lavender plant. My LO tossed them in the wastebasket, I am certain. When he is being...

Chocolate caution

I talk about the joy and responsibility of owning a pet in “The A to Z Guide for Primary care Givers of Dementia Patients”. What I want to warn pet-owning-caregivers about is this:  Be sure your LO is NOT sharing his/her own treats with the dog (or other...

What about my hair????

I had a kind of flashback today. I remember, as a late teen, I would be heading off to work or play and one of my much younger sisters would glance at me and say, “Are you wearing THAT?” Followed by an eye roll, followed by me saying, “Yes, you...

Caregiver Support Team Inventory

This is a reminder for Caregivers to do an “inventory” of your support team. Have you identified about 6 or so members of your support team? Do you have all contact info for them? Some members of your team may live quite a distance away. They are good for...

Caregivers Count

If you are a caregiver, I want you to think back on the day when your LO was diagnosed. Likely as not, you were with him/her.   You got the diagnosis. Perhaps you were instructed to make a follow-up appointment with a neurologist or other medical professional. Then...

Meal Time

There are times when you are going to feel as though you operate a diner! Some people have a set time (especially retirees) for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some people graze through the day; breakfast around 10, lunch, 2-ish, dinner close to 9.  You get the idea....

Add A Pet

We have one pet, a dog.  My LO* loves her.  He walks her several times a day.  Periodically he thinks we have more than one dog.  If we are leaving for a long trip he will ask if both dogs are going.  Sometimes he’ll see the dog we have and ask me where the...

We are back!

Hello Folks! I am so happy to have a shiny new website to share. Same address, but now it’s a complete website. Many thanks to the creativity and patience of Chuck Moran at Bald Guy Studio!  We have one more page to add to the site, but I wanted to let you know...