May 27, 2017

I always wondered why someone with dementia would be violent. I mean if you’re a caregiver for your loved one why would they want to hurt you when you want to help them feel comfortable.

My mother at times would yell at me or be violent towards me. This is scary even th...

May 22, 2017

Happy Sunday everyone. This is a short post today.

Let's talk and think about the last time that you either shared your family’s illness with someone. Or just anything in general, and they said something completely insensitive? Do you think that they did it intentionall...

May 18, 2017

Having a full-time job and being a part-time caregiver created many obstacles for me. Challenges included me taking a lot of time off from work which historically I don’t do, covering medical expenses since I want to keep my mom home and not in a nursing home for as lo...

May 12, 2017

They say that God doesn't make mistakes. Then why has this Alzheimer’s Disease come and take hold of all that was beautiful and strong from my mother like a thief in the night. Why would this disease take anyone’s loved one for that manner? My father was taken from a c...

May 11, 2017

Today I posted on Twitter that it takes a Tribe to care for a loved one at home. Any caregiver knows that it does. Point blank if you haven't lived in a caregivers shoes you have no idea. The sleepless nights and the emotional strain that caring for my mother knowing t...

May 8, 2017

Well it's Monday morning and I'm home and emotionally spent. Although I didn't make my trek to North Carolina to see my mom, the guilt of me having a restful weekend weighs on me.

This unlike my longer posts is just to record my thoughts right now. Yesterday I usually c...

May 4, 2017

Losing the independence driving provides can be upsetting. It is important to acknowledge a person's feelings and preserve his or her independence, while ensuring the person's safety and the safety of others.

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