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Month: August 2016

We All Need Someone to Listen

We All Need Someone to Listen

Caregiving can be very trying at times and we all need someone to listen. We all need someone with whom we can share both our frustrations and the funny moments. Now that my grandmother is living with Mama, we discover the need to share and vent has become even more important. At least once a week, I’ll receive a text or call from Mama to share her conversations. Two of these sound something like the following: “It’s 6:30 and she’s…

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Caregiving Monday: When a parent moves in

Caregiving Monday: When a parent moves in

Recently we moved my grandmother in with Mama.  This is a learning process for everyone involved. Finding time alone is even more difficult.  Even if Mama goes back to her bedroom, my grandmother will come to check on her if she’s back there for more than a few moments. Trying to explain that she needs time to herself goes unheeded. So what do you do when a parent moves in? However, there are ways in which we can receive help….

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