What Happens When Mom Can’t Live at Home Anymore?

What Happens When Mom Can't Live at Home Anymore? Holy crap, I knew this was going to happen someday, but not yet, please not now. When my mom was admitted to the hospital for emergency back surgery, I had no idea she would never go home. Most of the time, we don't plan on the worst-case scenario. In her case, she was medically fragile, so [...]

How to Land the Plane When Talking to Your Aging Parents

How to Land the Plane When Talking to Your Aging Parents As caregivers, we love to talk. It can be downright uncomfortable to endure long periods of silence, especially when you are dealing with people who are unwilling participants. So what is this land the plane business? Landing the plane refers to listening with an open mind and heart, but you also need to learn [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|Categories: Preparing for the Future|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Read This if You’re Concerned about Someone over 70 and the Coronavirus

I know all this talk of the coronavirus is unsettling, but it may have opened a door for you to have the dreaded " talk" with your parents and your family. We have all heard that seniors should stay home as much as possible, but if your parents feel okay, they might be tempted to sneak away. One of my friends was telling me that [...]

By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: Lifestyle|0 Comments

10 Surprising Alzheimer’s Facts

10 Surprising Alzheimer's Facts 1. Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the US While Alzheimer's itself is a not directly killing millions of people, as the disease progresses, it affects higher brain functions. Skills such as breathing, swallowing, balance, coordination, digestion, heart rate, and sleep cycles become affected severely. So with the neurological damage caused by Alzheimer's, comes secondary illnesses and conditions [...]

By |March 5th, 2020|Categories: Dementia|0 Comments

12 Year Anniversary

Twelve years ago today, my mom passed away. We knew the end was near, but death is so final. She was so fragile that even the slightest movement of her body caused excruciating pain. I remember sitting next to her on the bed and wanting to help her get cleaned up. As I lifted her arm, she screamed out in pain. She could not speak. [...]

By |February 26th, 2020|Categories: Lifestyle|0 Comments

Women and Heart Disease

Along with the coldest of weather, February brings many amazing holidays and celebrations. For those of you that didn't know, February is American Heart Month, a time to spread awareness about Heart Disease and how one can prevent it. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, yet most women don't view heart disease as a health threat. "Cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause [...]

By |February 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Preparing for the Future|0 Comments
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