Monthly Archives: December 2013

Merry Christmas!

This is a difficult time of year for caregivers, I think.  I feel like I have to keep doing all the things I always do for dad in the good weather months, even when the snow keeps coming and the … Continue reading

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Dad and the Lady Friend – Continued…

After staying away from dad’s ALF for almost a week because of the quarantine due to the GI bug,  I returned this week.  Dad was glad to see me, but still a bit glum. I brought him some new slippers … Continue reading

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Another Epidemic at Dad’s Assisted Living Facility

When I visited dad last week there were signs at the door stating that there was a gastrointestinal illness that was going through the facility and that residents were confined to their rooms. I went to dad’s room and he seemed … Continue reading

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Follow Up on Dad and his Lady Friend

Previously I wrote about dad’s desire to see his former Lady Friend in “Should Dad Visit Former Lady Friend with Memory Problems?”  I spoke with the director about this question and we decided he should see her during another activity.  … Continue reading

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