Monthly Archives: July 2012

Finding the Answers Before I Know the Questions

Last week, as I was making telephone calls in order to learn more about hospice in this area, it finally dawned on me what I was really doing.  I was trying to put together a book of “answers” to any questions … Continue reading

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One Lovely Blog Award. Thank You

I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Terre Mirsch at Caring with Confidence.   Terre is one of the contributors at “Caring with Confidence”  a blog to offer support for end of life caregivers.  This is a … Continue reading

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Dad, Alzheimer’s disease and the Thrift Store

Today I took dad to the thrift store again at his request.  As usual he commented on what a big store it was when we got there.  We have been there many times but each time it is new to … Continue reading

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Kaboom! Dad and his Great-grandson Laugh at Fireworks

This morning when I visited dad, my son and my 2-year-old grandson, George were also there.  Dad was reading the newspaper and seemed more alert than yesterday when he snoozed through most of my visit. As soon as George saw … Continue reading

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Catching up on Phone Calls – Saved Money with Cable Company

I hate to make phone calls for my accounts and my dad’s accounts.  Sometimes I feel like I spend too much time on the telephone accomplishing very little.  Therefore I had put off a lot of phone calls for quite … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead: Learning More about Hospice and Insurance Coverage

Today the temperatures are in the upper 90’s so after my visit with dad I decided it would be an indoor day.  I still have my long “To-Do” list that I have been slowly making my way through.  The next … Continue reading

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Living Life Their Way

It was hot yesterday.  Dad was sitting in his Lazy Boy chair when I visited him.  He hardly opened his eyes when I got there except to ask what I brought him.  I brought him Pepsi and cheese as I usually … Continue reading

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