Tag Archives: Father

A Good Lunch for Dad

Today I took dad out for lunch.  We went to a place we hadn’t been to for a long time.  Dad didn’t remember it at all.  I had decided we were not eating an Italian lunch today as I was … Continue reading

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A Day Off from the Responsibilities of a Caregiver

Sometimes it seems that I shouldn’t feel so busy and pressured caring for dad.  In fact, he lives in an assisted living facility so I don’t have to watch over him 24 hours a day.  I visit him 4 days … Continue reading

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Step 1 – Set Up the Computer

This morning I met my son and grandson in my dad’s assisted living apartment.  My son went out and brought in the computer.  He set it up as much as he was able.  The telephone card was too short to … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s and Me

Sometimes I feel like Alzheimer’s is going to do me in.  I realized yesterday that I am probably depressed and have been for awhile.  I feel like I am knocking my head against a wall every day and I can’t … Continue reading

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MEDCO – Another Hassle to Update Dad’s Account

Now that I have my new cell phone (See Caregiving and Cell phones),  I have to notify friends and businesses about my new cell phone number.  Yesterday I planned to notify dad’s assisted living facility and Medco.  I made one … Continue reading

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Is it a Sign that Dad’s Alzheimer’s is Progressing?

I went to visit dad yesterday.  As usual he wasn’t very talkative and he snoozed through part of my visit.  When it was time to go to lunch he got up and then decided he needed a warmer shirt even … Continue reading

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First Car – Last Car: Independence Gained and Lost (A story of Daddy and Me)

I may have written previously about how dad took me to take my first driver’s license test.  He had also taken me out to practice driving a few times before I took the test.  I don’t know if I mentioned that … Continue reading

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Clutter Control – Determining what to Keep, what to Sell, what to Share

Previously I wrote about my concern about the buildup of clutter in my home. (See “Clutter Control and Visits with Dad” and “It looks Like a Hoarder House”.) My son and I helped mom and dad move from their mobile … Continue reading

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Grandpa My Mom’s Gonna Kill Me! Grandfather and Grandson Relationship

My father had seven grandchildren.  But, he had only one grandson.  Dad always wished my brother would do the boy and his father things with him.  Dad liked to fish, bowl, watch baseball games, and go hunting.  My brother didn’t … Continue reading

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Dad’s Medication Error: Follow-Up

Recently I wrote about my concern when dad’s assisted living facility ran out of his blood pressure medication in “I Must Be Doing Something Wrong” , “Dad’s Medications — Part 2” and “High Blood pressure — Dad’s and Mine“.   I wrote … Continue reading

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