Traveling Together

Choosing to Live and Not Just Survive

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Joining their World

  I've wondered sometimes if it is right to enter an imaginary world in order to bring comfort.  As someone once said it is better to move into their world because they more than likely only intermittently come back to your world. And then the thought came to me...

Tender Moments in Terrified Times

Tender Moments in Terrified Times

My mom's fear of abandonment is crippling.  She fears going into a nursing home and being separated from her family.  We are doing everything to work towards that not happening. She also only sleeps until 3 am.  Two nights ago out of a dead sleep I heard a mournful...

A Different Kind of Mother’s Day

Today is Mother's Day.  And if I'm honest the last 5-6 years of caregiving have felt like mother's day.  Perhaps how she felt as a mother to me and my brother. But today is different.  We're not sitting in church, getting flowers, doing very much special things.  We...

Sasquatch.  Seriously.

Sasquatch. Seriously.

My mom has enough fears already in her older years.  And then a neighbor tells my mother there are sasquatches in the area.  And formed a team to catch them.  Ugh!!  Don't say this kind of thing to older people!!!  Or anyone for that matter.

Surgery #6

Surgery #6

Mom had an unexpected surgery this past weekend.  Just a couple of days in the hospital and then out.   But it's been rough since then.  General anesthesia is so hard on the older person's brain. On the other hand there was a sense that we've been there before on...

They call it “Showtime”

They call it “Showtime”

It's the mystery for caregivers across the world.  Your loved one is confused, sees things, is up all night, is stuck on knowing which home they are in even when they are home, and then a visitor comes. When a friend or relative comes, it's like they don't have any...

Picture Care Phone Review

Picture Care Phone Review

In the heat of the tough days, we bought a picture care phone for my loved one.  Soon thereafter she made a dramatic turn for the better and has stayed there for the last 6 months.  It ended our need for the phone but we have it around just in case.  Although we...

Aquatic Therapy for the Elderly

Aquatic Therapy for the Elderly

Aquatic therapy is an amazing form of therapy for loved ones.  Although be cautious if your loved on suffers from dementia.  You have to gauge the diagnosis and status of your loved one to know if it is a good fit. But if it is, there are many good things with water. ...

Medical Alert System Review

Medical Alert System Review

The time came for us (or perhaps is past time) to delve into the world of medical alert devices.  My loved one is getting more mobile after a nasty hip fracture and is getting more freedom.  At the same time, I'm tired and didn't take the time to do a lot of...

Drop Arm Commode

Drop Arm Commode

When you hear the words "Bariatric Drop Arm Commode" you think bariatric and you think big.  But it can actually make things smaller if you look beyond to see it is not just for bariatric loved ones.  Let me tell you why.  Typically when you start investing into home...

How to Facilitate Sleep for your Loved One

How to Facilitate Sleep for your Loved One

It is no small task to know how to facilitate sleep for your loved one.  What works for you might not work for someone else.  But you keep trying.  Why?  Because when your loved one sleeps, you sleep.  It is as much about preserving your sanity as it is about caring...

Medical Disclaimer

The Material in this website is not in any way meant to be medical advice. ASK YOUR DOCTOR for any, all and every medical situation and need.

In order to be able to display images I have needed to become an Amazon Affiliate. What this means is that when you purchase through this site, I receive a small commission. 100% of anything I will give to my loved one. I want her to get back what was taken from her through illness.

Medical Disclaimer

The Material in this website is not in any way meant to be medical advice. ASK YOUR DOCTOR for any, all and every medical situation and need.

In order to be able to display images I have needed to become an Amazon Affiliate. What this means is that when you purchase through this site, I receive a small commission. 100% of anything I will give to my loved one. I want her to get back what was taken from her through illness.

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