Family Caregivers, Parkinson's Club

Missing My Mom

It's been 2 weeks since my mama left this earth. The last 14 days have been a whirlwind of making arrangements for her memorial and burial, of rearranging the house just enough for Dad's comfort without losing her personal touches, of being with family.   The first part of life without Mom is behind me. Now I
Family Caregivers, Marcie's Books, Newberg Graphic Articles

Reminisce With Me

I recently wrote an article for the Newberg Graphic Insiders Column called Reminisce With Me.  It offers suggestions on how to spend quality time with someone you love that lives with dementia. Some of my favorite memories with my Gram were times that we sat together and looked through photos on my iPad.  Sometimes they were
Family Caregivers, Regal Courier Articles

Stop Being Lonely!

  "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
Family Caregivers, Gram Helen's Story

Gram’s First Gentog Days

The first few days with Gram at my house were not as easy as I thought they'd be.  The plan was that Gram would stay with me during the week and attend Gentog.  Perfect solution.  She's an elderly woman with dementia and an injury that needs healing...I own an adult daycare.  What could be more
Family Caregivers, Gram Helen's Story

Grandma Lives Here

I worked in nursing homes as a teenager and young adult.  After a 29 year unrelated career, I wanted to start a business that served seniors.  I chose Adult Daycare, and because I wanted to start the business with my best friend (who wanted to work with children), we decided to open an Intergenerational Daycare