Monthly Archives: January 2013

Helping Parents with Medicare Payment Errors

This post will be useful only for American readers today since it is about the American Medicare system. In the last few years of mom’s life, she had a lot of difficulty following up with errors in medical billing. By … Continue reading

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Winter Vacation — Computer Problems and Talking to Dad

I haven’t written this week due to computer problems. My computer is crashing in the midst of a Word document as I write. It is very frustrating, and I lose my train of thought. In addition, I was synchronizing my … Continue reading

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How to Make Scrapbooks and Memory Books — 2

In my last post I wrote about why one might want to make a memory book. This post will focus on how to make a memory book or what to put in it. I would like to say that the … Continue reading

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Making Scrapbooks and Memory Books for Graduations, Events and/or Alzheimer’s and Dementia — I

One of the things WordPress tells us bloggers is the search string users used to find our blog post. And one of the most common questions has to do with making memory books or scrap books for dementia or other … Continue reading

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Talking to Dad by Phone

It used to be easier to telephone dad. When mom and dad were living together I would call several times a week. Generally mom did most of the talking for the both of them. Dad would get on for a … Continue reading

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Dad’s Visit with his Companion

Last evening I got an email from one of dad’s companions who had visited him earlier in the day.  He was sitting in the lounge when she arrived and when she said hello, he responded with “Hi [name of another … Continue reading

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Blogging and Caregiving from a Distance

I have not been successful in writing for my blog much this week. I was surprised and pleased to learn that the owner of my condo had installed a wireless system which I would be able to use. In past … Continue reading

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