Monthly Archives: November 2012

My Grandson’s New Car

I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I sold my old car to my grandson over the summer.  It wasn’t ancient, but was almost 20 years old.  I was afraid something would go wrong after he bought it even … Continue reading

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Dad’s Retirement Memories Preserved Digitally and in Another Memory Book

I recently was looking through the pictures and letters in my father’s retirement notebook.  Originally he had made a scrapbook using one of those books with the so-called “Magnetic Pages”.  Of course, these pages have a sticky surface that eventually … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving, Elder Care, Eldercare, Memories, Memory Books, Retirement | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Amazing Progress — Dad is Finally Taking Part in Outside ALF Activities

Dad never ceases to amaze me.  He has been living in an assisted living situation for over 2 years now.  Even before that, his main occupation has been to sit back in his lazy boy, though he used to listen … Continue reading

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An Incident Report – Assisted Living

I believe an Assisted Living Facility has to contact the resident’s family each time there is an official “incident”.  I am not sure of the definition of an incident, but two have been reported to me in the past month! … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's Disease, Assisted Living Facility, Companionship, Elder Care, Eldercare, Lady Friend, relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Being the Banker, the Financial Planner, the Trouble Shooter and More

One of my least favorite parts of caring for dad is the “bookkeeping” involved.  Sometimes when the mail comes, I just groan from seeing all the bills, financial statements, etc.  I know I can’t put off dealing with it as … Continue reading

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Caregiving With Less Stress – Shopping and Shipping Online

We are approaching the bad weather season, and the busy shopping season and for me the stressful – “how will I get it all done?” season.  I have a system that helps me get more things done without having to … Continue reading

Posted in Caregiving, Elder Care, Eldercare, Inclement Weather, Shippping from Home, Shopping Online | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Making Home Safer for Seniors

For many years I tried to convince mom to have a handyman come in and make some simple changes to make their home safer.  I wanted them to have grab bars installed in the bathtub.  I thought it would be … Continue reading

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