Safety Surprises !

I had an anxious experience last week, and I wanted to share it with caregivers. BUT,  I got distracted when  thousands of rioters descending upon Washington. Not that we are out of the woods with screaming nutcases protesting  all over the country, but we cannot let...

Holidays & Hope

Happy Holidays to all, especially the caregivers!  I hope you are keeping it simple and calm. I know it is difficult to get hyped for the holidays when your loved one is not aware of the decorations, baking and special meals.  We do it for ourselves!   So, keep doing...

Who cares?

It goes by a couple of names: National Caregivers Awareness Day or National Family Caregiving Day. Whatever, it’s day that Hallmark has forgotten. At least I haven’t seen any Caregiver Recognition cards in any card stores I frequent. Who comes up with...

Halloween, not!

Over the years I have been repeatedly scorned, shamed and generally poke fun of by my sisters for handing out seedless, organic raisins to my Trick or Treaters.  Much to the sister’s chagrin, my little ones love the raisins. Mostly they love the little boxes...

What anniversary?

I acknowledged our 22nd wedding anniversary earlier this month. I say “I” because milestone dates or even holidays are met with very casual or no interest as dementia progresses. Case in point. We had finished breakfast and were on our way to do errands on...