• Mother’s Day Grieving

    As I write this, the clock has struck midnight; officially, it is now “Mother’s Day”. A made-up holiday, totally secular, a time when many people, including those who rarely bother to spend time with their moms, will call...

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  • Pain Levels 1 to 10, Different Pain Thresholds

    I live every single moment of every single day and night in pain that usually varies between 4 and 8 on the Wong-Baker Pain Rating Scale. I don’t usually talk about it, or mention it to anyone,...

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  • Compassion Burnout, A Harsh Reality for Many Caregivers

    Sometimes you feel as though if you hear of one more catastrophe befalling a friend or family member, one more tragedy, one more burden someone you care about has to bear, you’ll scream. Because you already feel...

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    Why Do Elderly Refuse to Bathe? Cleanliness is Next to ….

    Why Do Elderly Refuse to Bathe? I don’t know what it is about the elderly and a refusal to take baths. My parents were always extremely fastidious about personal hygiene, even to the end of their lives....

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    Valentines Day Cards, Why We Embrace This Ritual

    Valentines Day Cards… I’ve never seen my in-laws exchange any kind of affection. No cards – they both think such things are a silly waste of time. No “I love you” said to each other, as they...

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    The Cost of Assisted Living and The Need to Oversee Those Charges

    The Cost of Assisted Living… When my in-laws went into assisted living last year, we set up a care plan for them that included assistance with bathing for both of them. MIL (Mother in law) really loves...

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    The Benefits of Planning For a Funeral in Advance

    I never thought I would be writing about the benefits of planning for a funeral in advance. My heart-sister’s neighbor battled cancer for 6 years. There were times things went well for her and we all were...

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    Proactive Childless Couple Preparing for Aging

    Preparing for aging means planning ahead. Judy Morton writes about her neighbors and their proactive approach to aging. The neighbors across the street and down one house are both 83 now, both with multiple health issues. They...

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    Celebrating Veterans Day

    Celebrating Veterans day has a very personal meaning to me. I have an encounter, recently that I thought I would share with you. Yesterday, my husband had an appointment at the VA clinic/hospital. Parking is always a...

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  • Veterans Day Thanking Our Heroes

    Veterans Day Thanking Our Heroes for the sacrifices they have made so that we enjoy our freedoms. I wanted to share a story about a very special man, I thought I knew very well. There was more...

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