Rolling with it

Rolling with it

I have a new goal: not fighting things and not worrying about them. So much of our lives as caregivers is outside of our control. My worrying is not going to change that at all. I spend so much time trying to guess what’s going to go wrong. Sometimes it’s...
Who deserves caregiving support?

Who deserves caregiving support?

When does it cross into caregiving? Sometimes it seems like there are only two camps of caregivers: the ones who are martyrs who have served 24/7 for decades and the ones who view any acknowledgement of how difficult caregiving can be as sniveling. One group will...
This

This

This. I hate it. I hate that I have to know what it is. I hate that I have to use it more and more every day. I hate that I actually own this after “renting for two years” through my insurance company. I hate that it tends to break and is no longer covered once you...
Get ready for flu season

Get ready for flu season

The 2017-2018 flu season is shaping up to be the worst one on record and, unfortunately, officials cannot predict how many more weeks the deadly epidemic will run. As of Feb. 10, 2018, in nearly all states, the virus remains rampant and hospitalizations are reported...
Looking back on 2017

Looking back on 2017

What was my life like a year ago? I spent my whole day in front of the television. I didn’t have a choice, really. My mom loved watching the news, even if she didn’t really seem to understand it anymore. It’s so repetitive, maybe it’s good for...
Operation Caregivers

Operation Caregivers

While the Powe family was busily writing their own field manual on how to do everything wrong in the face of dual diagnosis’ of Alzheimer’s for Karen and possible Parkinson’s Disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, then, more probably, frontotemporal disease for Marc,...