Category Archives: Alzheimer’s and the family

Dealing with the pain and loss of Alzheimer’s Disease

Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers

“One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; usually it comes back to you.” – Anonymous  “Note: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Element Associates and Midlife Boulevard.” Did you know that over 40 million … Continue reading

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Caring for caregivers

“I’m pleased to partner with Midlife Boulevard to bring you this important public service information about National Family Caregivers Month.” As my father’s Alzheimer’s disease progressed, I, along with my siblings and our spouses, began to be more involved with Dad’s caregiving in … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to the best mom ever!

“Happy birthday to the best mom, ever!” I remember writing those words on her birthday cards years ago. I am thrilled to be able to do so today. Today is my mom’s 75th birthday. Oddly enough, as I was having … Continue reading

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Reflections from three years of blogging

“I believe the term “blog” means more than an online journal. I believe a blog is a conversation. People go to blogs to read AND write, not just consume.” – Michael Arrington It is hard to believe, but I am … Continue reading

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Taking the opportunity to help a caregiver

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Boomer Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. Today has been “one of those days, ” a … Continue reading

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Graduation thoughts – decades later…

“Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.” – Roger Babson So today, June 13, is the 33rd anniversary of my graduation from high school. Wow. I know, I know… I just dated myself… Maybe I am … Continue reading

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The Grief Club

“I am going to need you to help me through this,” was the message my sister-in-law sent to me in a text. We’ve been through a lot together – she’s been in our family over 30 years. We’ve had some great times, … Continue reading

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Birthday parties and funerals

“Presents don’t really mean much to me. I don’t want to sound mawkish, but – it was the realization that I have a great many people in my life who really love me, and who I really love.” – Gabriel Byrne … Continue reading

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A sticky lesson from Lynne’s Lab

“The secret of my success is my hairspray.” – Richard Gere Most of my readers are aware that I’ve been switching to greener and less toxic items for my family, especially with cleaning and personal care products. My heightened awareness came about when … Continue reading

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The anger phase? Yeah, felt it

“Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II The florist did exactly as instructed: Use flowers with patriotic colors, make them look “masculine,” and for Heaven’s sake, please don’t arrange them to look like they are … Continue reading

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