Category Archives: Friends

Should Dad Visit former Lady Friend with Memory Problems?

I hope you all had a very nice Thanksgiving yesterday. When I visited dad for Thanksgiving he was dressed up and sitting in the lounge.  We went back to his room and talked for awhile.  He asked about Mary, the … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Continues – For Many People…

As I write today, our weather has turned much colder.  I know most of the people affected by the Superstorm (formerly known as Hurricane) Sandy are also being affected by early cold weather. I talked to dad about the storm … Continue reading

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Another Day in Dad’s Life in Assisted Living

Yesterday I visited dad again and he was in his Lazy Boy chair in his room, as he had been so many times before.  Yet, I was surprised because during recent visits he has been in the television lounge.  And the … Continue reading

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A Frail Independent Mentally Alert 94-Year Old Woman – Who Decides Where She Should Live?

My 94-year-old neighbor, Casey. is one of the most active people I know.  She is up and in her garden early in the morning before I am even out of bed.  She belongs to 4 bridge groups and plays many … Continue reading

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Sentinel Event: The Crisis that Changed Everything

As I noted in my last post, mom’s confusion and hallucinations led to an emergency room visit.  She had a follow-up visit with her doctor the following Monday.  This general physician who had been treating her for decades could now … Continue reading

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Building a Care Team or Network: Starting with Friends

Mom and dad lived far from me.  In the winter, they were in their senior community in the south.  In the summer they were in their own home in the north.  Mom had chronic health issues which were followed by … Continue reading

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