Shit Happens

Shit Happens

Holiday Outings can be very pleasant but “ShiT” Happens    With Thanksgiving turkey and dressing packed in Tupperware containers, and the dishes washed and put away, I’d say we’ve just entered the holiday season –I’m old school. I refuse to believe in the...
What is Sun-downing and how do I reduce it?

What is Sun-downing and how do I reduce it?

Beautiful evenings bring about Dark nights with Dementia/Alzheimer’s If you’ve recently had a loved one diagnosed with dementia, then you’d better familiarize yourself with Sundowning, and fast.  Don’t get it confused, I am not talking about those beautiful sunsets...
Take Momma’s Keys

Take Momma’s Keys

A guide to helping an aging parent transition from driver to passenger due to age-related issues. Dementia/Alzheimer’s It’s Friday night. I’m getting ready to dig into chicken wings smothered in nuclear hot sauce and a cold beverage. Bite one, mid-chew, with sauce...
A Son’s Love

A Son’s Love

Since Mom’s diagnosis of dementia, I have no free time. No Sunday golf outings with the fellas. No Friday night dominos games with my crew. No movie time. No nothing! My Mom and my aunt need me for everything. My little brother lives out of town, which means I’m on...
Who Cares?

Who Cares?

A little advice on taking care of the caregiver (YOU)   I’ll admit it. I was NOT prepared for becoming a caregiver for my aging mother. No instructional classes, no heads up, no advice from family or friends and no penciling in “Take care of Momma” on my...