September 27, 2019

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It has been hard to sit down here and attempt to write more, now approaching 10 months that we have been without mama. I was moved by the many family and friends who reached out to express support and sympathy to our family - and especially those who added loving touch...

March 2, 2019

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My sweet mama taught me that as a parent, I have a legacy to leave for my child. She took stock in appreciation and respect, and in tolerance.  She reminded me that no one is perfect -including parents - but we should do our best to teach our kids these values. Her big...

January 11, 2019

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December 10, 2018

I am at a point I never imagined,

by your side in the night, waiting.

Days ago, your eyes could not see me,

yet your ears heard all my whisperings.

I asked for your forgiveness,

for failing you all those times.

And that if only I could have protected you,

fro...

November 23, 2018

Late-stage Alzheimer's reared it's fierce head several weeks ago.  After another ER visit in late October, once again because of Vasovagal Syncope, the episode has mom bed-bound and under hospice care at home. 
 

My sweet dad has never put expec...

September 18, 2018

“Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing?” -Willy Wonka 


This was our visit from #hurricaneflorence. It was nothing compared to all who suffered damages and loss. As I stood on my porch, the sound and scent of fresh rain was soothing to me -even as the we...

August 17, 2018

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Hi Family and Friends, 

I'm joining the Walk to End Alzheimer's in honor of my mother, Sue, and also in memory of my grandmother Hazel who died from Alzheimer's.  Many of you already know that Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. with no cure!

If you...

August 5, 2018

I have struggled for weeks to get this post out because I don’t know where to start. So many things I want to share while at the same time I do not. Transparency is not always easy.

Caring for a parent is much different than caring for a child or spouse; no less import...

June 29, 2018

Amazing AARP!!!! 🙏🏻🙌🏻  

Watch the video clip to learn what AARP is doing to make a difference and about the impact of dementia such as Alzheimer’s Disease. 

A piece from the article:

More than 6 million people in the United States suffer from various ty...

May 17, 2018

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Unfamiliar ground is often terrifying.

While all is now well with my mom, the last several months have been challenging.  She was frequently having these incidents which took place mostly in the morning but often other times of the day.  Her symptoms included...

April 16, 2018

Caregiving, in any capacity, requires a lot of critical thinking. Sure you can plan for the what-ifs all day long and generally you wing it OK. But many times when you find yourself standing at that crossroad, you’re hit from every direction with second guessing a...

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