Monthly Archives: December 2012

And the sun came out

We have about 2 feet of snow on the ground though the main streets are pretty clear.  Melting snow keeps the streets wet enough to freeze into a layer of ice overnight.  I am hesitant to drive at all though … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Healthy Diet and Good Medication Management

Two years ago mom and dad were living independently in a mobile home community in the winter and at their home in the north in the summer.  Mom counted out their prescription and over-the-counter pills weekly and tried to make … Continue reading

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Snow Days Make Caregiving Difficult!

When I went in to visit dad the other day he was sitting in the lounge as he often is.  The television was running non-stop.  There was a Snow Advisory and that was all they were talking about.  I guess … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary to Me and to Us!

I got an email from WordPress yesterday telling me that it was my one year anniversary.  I have to say that the time has passed very quickly. I started to write as a way to deal with the grief and … Continue reading

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I Hope That Snow Keeps Up!

When I was young I loved snow and outside winter activities.  Dad didn’t care for snow at all.  I suspect he didn’t like the traffic mess that resulted whenever it snowed in their metropolitan area.  One day dad said: “I … Continue reading

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Dad’s Socks

Frequently when I visit dad at his Assisted Living Facility, he is wearing his shoes but his socks are in the basket of his walker instead of on his feet.  One day last week he had 4 pair of socks … Continue reading

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What does Dad Eat?

I was visiting dad this morning and walked him to lunch before I left.  As I was signing out, the aide came up to me and asked what he eats.  She said lately he chooses a meal from the menu … Continue reading

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