• Dying parent
    A Dying Parent is Excruciating

    A dying parent will teach you that there’s nothing a parent won’t do to make it easier for their child. You will hear your dying parent say, ‘I’m ready,’ even though you aren’t. You don’t want to...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    20 Tough Questions to Ask Your Aging Loved One

    By Cher Zavala – Being a caregiver is hard enough without having to talk about it with your friends and family. Already you are juggling myriad responsibilities — your kids, your job, your home, your spouse, and...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • little girls feet
    Just Call Me, Sandwich!

    Okay, let’s just call it what it is! I have entered the sandwich stage of life! I am old enough to have children and grandchildren, and blessed enough to still have parents. But coaching children that are...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Alzheimer's
    The Precious Face of Alzheimer’s: One Caregiver’s Epiphany Transformed Pain into Poetry

    She was about to correct her mother for the umpteenth time when Cathie Borrie realized that maybe it really didn’t matter. What difference did it make that Mum thought the old drug store was newly built? Or...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • From Empty Nest to Full House: Preparing for Eldercare

    By Laura Rossman – There’s a silent evolution going on for many baby boomer women. The days of the carefree empty nester are disappearing. In its place: the full house (figuratively or literally). More women in their...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • The Grass Is Slowly Growing, My Mother Is Slowly…

    This past weekend my mother entered hospice care. Her dementia has progressed to such a degree, that she is having difficulty communicating and eating. After making all the arrangements with the hospice nurse, I walked outside to...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Have You Been Shaped by Elderly Adults from Your Past?

    By Rhonda Caudell RN, CMM – The generations of mothers behind me, shaped who I am today. I treasured my time with my great grand mothers and grandmothers. Even today, some of my aunts and older cousins...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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