Category Archives: relationships

End of the Year Wrap Up

I know I am way overdue for a posting especially now that the year is drawing to a close.  This will be my first Christmas without dad, and he would have had another birthday by now too.  I miss dad … 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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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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Dad and His Lady Friends

When dad first moved into his current assisted living facility (ALF) community after mom passed away, he isolated himself in his room.  Almost 2 years ago, he was just starting to be more social by sitting in the television lounge when he became … Continue reading

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Companions Are Like Family

I received an email Last week from P — one of dad’s companions. (see Companions as a Support System for the Caregiver).  She wanted to know if it would be OK to visit dad with a card and some something … Continue reading

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I’m Back and Behind Again

I’m sure many of you are wondering if I dropped off the face of the earth.  I have been thinking about you all but somehow couldn’t get to writing my blog. I will pick up where I was still in … Continue reading

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Dad and his Lady Friend

I received an email from one of dad’s companions. When she visited him, he was in the lounge sitting with Mary, his Lady Friend and they were holding hands. He seemed happy and introduced his companion to Mary. Since the … Continue reading

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Dad’s Outing with His Companion

Dad is doing well this week. One of his companions sent me a nice note yesterday. She had asked the ALF nurse how dad’s cold was. The nurse said he was fine and had been checked by the doctor on … Continue reading

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An Incident Report – Assisted Living

I believe an Assisted Living Facility has to contact the resident’s family each time there is an official “incident”.  I am not sure of the definition of an incident, but two have been reported to me in the past month! … Continue reading

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Dad and A Lady Friend

Yesterday when I went to visit dad, I found him sitting out in the lounge as he often has been lately.  The only difference today was that instead of sitting alone on the sofa with the television running, he was … Continue reading

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