Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dad, His Lady Friend, and Grieving for Mom

Sunday when I saw dad, my son and grandson were there also.  My grandson was quiet to begin with as he had gotten up at 6 AM and was sleepy by the time we were all with dad.  Still, after … Continue reading

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A Typical Day in the Life of a Caregiver

Actually, I don’t think there is such a thing as a typical day, so I will write about one day last week.  I started out at home preparing the things I planned to take with me to visit dad.  Then … Continue reading

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Dad is Doing Better This Week

Last week I was not able to take dad out to lunch.  I went to pick him up on our usual day.  He was sitting in the lounge but he looked like he was recovering from 2 black eyes.  He … Continue reading

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Another Week with Dad

This has been a fairly quiet week with dad, though there were a couple of things that concerned me.  When I went to visit dad on Tuesday he was at an activity.  I went to straighten out his room until … Continue reading

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Transportation Options for Seniors

When mom and dad were still living independently, they lived in a mobile home in the south for the 6 winter months and in their permanent home in the north for the other 6 months.  After dad stopped driving, they … Continue reading

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A Visit with Dad

Sunday when I went to visit dad, I found him on the sofa with his lady friend sleeping across his lap and another lady on his right. I stopped for a moment and showed him the snacks I had brought … Continue reading

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