Caregiving is often thought to be the hardest job there is...and that is true. But there can be moments of joy, happy times and even a little fun. Read my article in the Regal Courier.
"One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do.
Two can be as bad as one,
It's the loneliest number since the number one."
Remember those lyrics from the Three Dog Night song? OK, I’m dating myself…but I loved this song when I was a teenager! I can still hear it in my head. Little did
You'll learn in my April article for the Regal Courier just how powerful the words "I'm Sorry" can be!
We've always known it. Play is good for young and old. Children learn new skills, Seniors practice old skills. Both enjoy the exercise benefits and have fun. Both practice problem solving. Both laugh. You don't have to study this to know it's good and it's right.
But if you DO need to study this. If you'd
Social networks like Facebook can be valuable tools when caring for someone you love. Find out how I use Facebook as a caregiver in my March article in the Regal Courier.
Are you part of a family caring for a loved one? Are you the one that lives far away? You can still help! Here is my February article in the King City Regal Courier: Caregiving from a Distance
My Daddy has Parkinson's. It is slowly taking away everything. His eyesight is failing. His walking has become very difficult...he uses a walker always, and will probably need to use a wheelchair in the near future. He has difficulty completing basic tasks of daily living. In the evenings even his thinking fails him, and he
If you follow the Gentog Facebook page, you know that we've been having a great time this week on a special project. We have been interviewing each Gentog senior, asking the question "What was your favorite job?" and we've asked each child "What do you want to be when you grow up?" We write the
Gentog Parkinson's Club: We are not doctors, and we don’t claim to be experts on Parkinson’s Disease. But we live with the disease day in and day out, and we have a few observations we’d like to share with the world.
Falling is a fact of life for me. This disease makes me weaker than I
We now have a Parkinson's Club at Gentog. This is specifically for people with PD that attend our program. We spend a couple of days a week at Gentog, giving us a place to be and giving our spouses some time for themselves. Since we're already here and participating in games and exercise and visiting,