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...