Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Day Off from the Responsibilities of a Caregiver

Sometimes it seems that I shouldn’t feel so busy and pressured caring for dad.  In fact, he lives in an assisted living facility so I don’t have to watch over him 24 hours a day.  I visit him 4 days … Continue reading

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My Own Computer Problems

One of the items on my “To-Do” list since early spring was to have my computer worked on.  I started keeping a list of problems and as new issues came up, I just added them to my list.  I knew … Continue reading

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Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer’s disease Who Doesn’t Ask for Very Much.

Some people who have Alzheimer’s disease have behavioral problems and are difficult and disruptive.  Dad is not like that.  Sometimes a friend might even question whether dad really has Alzheimer’s because he is so quiet.  I remind them that each … Continue reading

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Finding Dad a Printer

The last time I wrote about dad’s computer, we had set it up on his desk and then went to the thrift store for a printer.  The thrift store didn’t have any printers and we came home empty-handed. The next … Continue reading

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A Visit to a Small Nursing Home

Yesterday, I went to visit a small nursing home near my home.  Before I went I had phoned for an appointment.  I was told to come anytime as they were small and whoever was available would show me around.  I also … Continue reading

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The Continuing Saga — Setting Up Dad’s Computer with a Printer

Well, actually, we are stuck here.  Dad wants a printer to go by his computer.  He bought software at the thrift store that would print cards and things.  I told dad last week that I would take him to the thrift … Continue reading

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Step 1 – Set Up the Computer

This morning I met my son and grandson in my dad’s assisted living apartment.  My son went out and brought in the computer.  He set it up as much as he was able.  The telephone card was too short to … Continue reading

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