Category Archives: Family

Memory Books Contribute to Personalized Care in Hospice

When dad was in the hospital I felt he was not seen as a total person – just a patient. I wanted to bring in pictures of him but there wasn’t any place to put them. In the hospice there … Continue reading

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Dad’s Last Days in Hospice

Last time I wrote about dad’s hospice. As I mentioned, he slept through most of his first day there. The next few days he was awake and aware of his surroundings more, though he didn’t speak at all. He did … Continue reading

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A Vacation For the Caregiver

Last week I told dad I would take him out to lunch the next day, but I when I made that promise, I had forgotten that I had medical tests scheduled early the next afternoon.  Instead when I visited dad I told him … Continue reading

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A Halloween Visitor at the Assisted Living Facility

Today my son and grandson were there too when I visited dad at his Assisted Living Facility.  The resident always enjoy seeing little Georgie on his weekly visits.  Today was extra-special for them all too because today Georgie wore his … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s and Dad’s Memory

Sometimes I feel almost like dad doesn’t really have Alzheimer’s disease as he does so well day by day.  Then other days I can see the obvious signs.  Today was one of those days. I found dad alone in the … Continue reading

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Almost Visitors

I received an email from my niece the other day.  She was about 2 hours away visiting her in-laws and my sister this week.  She wanted to come visit dad on Monday.  I said dad would love the visit, but I … Continue reading

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A Visit from my Siblings

My brother lives in dad’s house, hundreds of miles from here.  Dad is unable to live there because of his Alzheimer’s.  He needs care for his Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) as well as his general well-being. Before mom passed … Continue reading

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