Category Archives: aging

Loss of a loved one, finding poetry in caregiving

It is over. It is ironic that I wrote about my recent first experience with Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) for my last blog post. I love the meaning behind this Mexican holiday of honoring those who … Continue reading

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Dementia Care: Creating Moments of Joy

Last week Jolene Brackey was in town giving presentations revolving around her book, Creating Moments of Joy. Brackey switched careers from interior designer to interior life enhancer, so to speak. She found her calling as an activities director for Alzheimer … Continue reading

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Alzheimer Effects, a caregiver’s perspective

My mother¬†was unable to eat dinner tonight. She has Alzheimer’s so it can be¬†difficult to communicate and determine exactly what’s going on with her and when it started. Usually she doesn’t even know to tell anyone when she is cold … Continue reading

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