Tagged alzheimers

A Few Words About Assisted Living

This is my personal experience, but one that I hear from others is sadly all too common. Choose assisted living, particularly memory care, very carefully.  If your parent is healthy and thriving and just needs help with housework or managing medications, assisted living may be appropriate.  ADLs  (activities of daily living , and IADLs, Instrumental acitivites…

The Buttery

I took my Mom out for lunch today. I watched her marvel at the hub bub and pace at The Buttery and I can’t help but reflect on the world now and the world she grew up in. She once rode 2 miles to town on a cardboard box, like a skim board being pulled…

Stuck about making the big move to a smaller house?

You know it’s time, you want to want to do this , but you’re  stuck. This is a  big deal. It’s the outward expression of your inner acceptance that you are, well, moving on in life.  Looking carefully at the quality of your daily life. No deferments, no  ‘wait till later’, no ‘I’ll get around to…

When Moving Forward is Really Really Hard

For the person selling the family home in their 70s, 80s, or 90s, it represents so much more than a change of residence. And this group has a limited voice and not much say over what happens when adult children step in to be “practical” or “realistic”.  It is rather like looking at the folks…