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Cherishing the Moments

Cherishing the Moments

There are times when I get tired of being a caregiver, but I remind myself to cherish the moments.  The day will arrive when I will no longer have my loved one. So what are some ways to cherish the moments: Listen to what they have to say Discuss their lives—this is difficult as they have less to say; but often we listen to descriptions of the book my grandmother is reading Listen to memories and family stories Put away…

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3 Everyday Lessons for an Alzheimer’s Caregiver by Kathleen Brown

3 Everyday Lessons for an Alzheimer’s Caregiver by Kathleen Brown

Today, I am thrilled to welcome Kathleen Brown to Caregiving Monday.  She is going to share lessons she has learned from being an Alzheimer’s Caregiver.  This seemed very apropos today, because Wednesday is World Alzheimer’s Day.  Welcome, Kathleen!   3 Everyday Lessons for an Alzheimer’s Caregiver by Kathleen Brown I discovered Mom had Alzheimer’s during a September trip. September. Its flower is the forget-me-not; its gemstone, the sapphire. Sapphires were once associated with clear thinking. As I began caring for…

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Beware of those Taking Advantage of the Elderly

Beware of those Taking Advantage of the Elderly

In the process of moving my grandmother, we came across a couple who at first appeared to be very helpful and considerate.  However, the more time spent together the more we discovered how much they were attempting to take advantage of the situation.  Even when boundaries were set in place they attempted to cross over these boundaries. They were very good at what they had done and we heard enough tales from others to discover this couple had their act…

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Transitional Friday: 9 Lessons from Living with Parents

Transitional Friday: 9 Lessons from Living with Parents

      After leaving an abusive marriage, I moved home with my mom.  I’m not alone, more and more children are moving back in with their parents.  The reasons for this is as vast as the ocean. This gave us the opportunity to heal both old and new wounds. However, living with a parent is not easy, when you move back in as an adult. Some lessons to remember: This is an opportunity to get to know one another…

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