Tag Archives: Elder

Why My “To-Do” List Never Gets to “Done”.

Before I even arrived home from my vacation, I had prepared a list of things I needed to do.  I knew there would be a lot of mail and other things waiting for me and I wanted to have an … Continue reading

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It Looks Like a Hoarder House!

I have been home from my winter vacation for just a few weeks.  Already I am frustrated by my lack of progress on my list of things that need to be done.  I live in a small house in a … Continue reading

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Update and Follow-Up

OK, I admit I have been overwhelmed and left behind the past few days.  I haven’t even read most of my usual blogs though they are still in the reader.  I hope to catch up on a lot over the … Continue reading

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Flying with a Parent with Alzheimer’s Disease

Now that mom had passed away, how would I bring dad home by myself? Before flying, I wanted to be totally prepared for anything that might go wrong….

Read how I prepared for this flight and learn how you can too.

All that preparation paid off for us. Dad didn’t wear Depends, but did wear his US Marine’s hat. That and the fact that he was in his mid-90’s got him lots of special thanks and attention. As we went through the security line, we were directed to a special line for those with special needs. All the uniformed screeners shook dad’s hand and thanked him for his service to his country. They asked if he could walk through the scanner and he did. Otherwise he stayed in his wheelchair and the three of us got through security in record time. I was amazed. And thankful! Continue reading

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MEDCO, Phone Calls and Letters – the Other Part of Caregiving.

Sometimes I feel like I don’t even have time to spend with dad because I am so overwhelmed with the weight of all the tasks to be done. About two years ago, mom started having difficulty paying bills due to … Continue reading

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