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,
I tell all new clients that our TriMet Lift service is awesome...that it's convenient and safe and a great way to get their loved one to our program. I also always mention that the drivers are wonderful, we see many of them daily, and I'm impressed with their level of service every day.
Today, one of
Gram is slowing down, and her heart is starting to fail. This causes her pain, and when she has pain, she gets a little naughty. She is cranky with caregivers and other residents when she is in that pain, and it makes life a little difficult.
Recently, the wife on another resident brought in
I love you, Bob
I have had the pleasure of getting to know an amazing woman who runs an adult day program in our state. She is passionate about helping the seniors in her town, and it all began with a desire to keep her own husband happy as he faced dementia. She recently
Finding the fun with people with dementia? Impossible, you think? Not so fast, buster!
My granddaughter has recently written a book about just that. She probably thinks those ideas are all hers...but they aren't. I've taught her to have fun all of her life. She used to call me her fun grandma. Think it was the