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After Dad’s Passing

Dad passed away in his hospice on a Sunday evening. My children and I went back one last time to see dad and pack up his belongings about 8:30 that evening. After we left, hospice personnel called the undertaker who … Continue reading

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A Visit with Dad

Sunday when I went to visit dad, I found him on the sofa with his lady friend sleeping across his lap and another lady on his right. I stopped for a moment and showed him the snacks I had brought … 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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Caring for the Care Giver

Many of us are Care givers for family members.  We spend a lot of time and mental energy on this effort.  We know that research shows caregivers are less healthy and have shorter lives than non care givers, but still … Continue reading

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The Dragon’s Loyalty Award

Terry of Terry1954 has kindly nominated me for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award.  Thank you, Terry for this honor.  I would like to refer you to Terry’s blog . I have been following Terry’s blog for quite awhile for she has … Continue reading

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Talking to Dad by Phone

It used to be easier to telephone dad. When mom and dad were living together I would call several times a week. Generally mom did most of the talking for the both of them. Dad would get on for a … Continue reading

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