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A Tale of Two Attitudes

9 Jan

So, when you finish reading this blog, please let me know … which attitude do you think is better?

A Multi-Generational Approach To Life

14 Jul

I’ve always wanted to be a great tennis player (which could be why I have all three of my children playing), but, alas, it was not meant to be. I don’t mean to sound defeatist, but frankly, I’m not much of an athlete and never will be. It’s OK–I have other talents.

Are There Monkeys Outside?

12 Oct

How do you have a conversation with someone who has dementia? What do you talk about?

Don’t Care for Me – Part 2

25 May

Last week, I posted Part 1 of a short series of the challenges of being a caregiver. We want to give. Why does someone else not want to receive? This week, we explore ways to overcome the resistance with a new perspective – after having walked a mile in the other person’s shoes.

Don’t Care for Me – Part 1

18 May

Caregiving is such a challenge. Most of us aren’t trained in how to do it and yet we are called upon to be caregivers — sometimes for someone recovering from an accident or illness or perhaps for an elderly parent.

Caring with Care

17 Nov

Are you caring with someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease?

Planning Ahead

10 Mar

I was talking to someone I’m very close to the other day and she told me that her way of distributing things, like art and furniture, among her children when she passed away, was to leave a sticky  on it indicating which child it would go to.

Who Will Decide for You?

23 Sep

I started thinking about this post during the summer – when I first read that Nelson Mandela’s family was arguing over where he should be buried.

Who’s Your Advocate?

5 Sep

This past weekend, my family and I drove to Cleveland, OH to visit my husband’s family–especially his Mother, who contracted a deadly virus in her brain last November and has been incapacitated ever since.

Visit Mom and Dad–or Go to Jail!

11 Jul

Listen up children of aging parents: If you live in China, Mom and Dad could sue you over visitation.