Fresh start

Who doesn’t love a fresh start? Sometimes one month simply melts into the next without fanfare. Some months are on pre-order with plans and ideas that fill up daily schedules long before the time arrives. And some months give us opportunities, practically screaming “fresh start” as the calendar page is turned. September is one of… Continue reading Fresh start

Aging in place

If you follow me on social media or know me in my capacity as an Aging Life Care® manager you know that I am on hot standby for the most up to date, useful,  awesome designs and trends related to aging in place. At age 59 I realize that aging in place is not a one-time… Continue reading Aging in place

Why I’m fine with 59

“Age ain’t nothin’ but a number ” has never been my favorite quote of the day. For me, age is a virtual big box filled with a collection of dreams, memories, aches, pains, laughter, hope, and sometimes regret. Favorite ages of mine have included thus far: 18, 21, 28, 31, 54 and 55, times of… Continue reading Why I’m fine with 59

A shower a day

What is one of the most challenging interactions caregivers and care partners living with dementia face? “It’s time for a shower.” Let’s break it down. ·       It is embarrassing to strip naked in front of another person. ·       Being naked means feeling cold. Feeling cold is uncomfortable. ·       Water temperature is easily too cold or too hot. ·       Adults… Continue reading A shower a day

Sibling rivalry, aging parents and running the emotional gauntlet

Sibling rivalry, also known as competition between sisters and brothers for a parent’s attention, may change over time. Unique relationships can strengthen or weaken on the road from childhood to adulthood. Physical and emotional distances offer adult siblings new opportunities to develop respectful, loving, caring relationships. Sometimes though, a few embers of competitiveness or jealousy… Continue reading Sibling rivalry, aging parents and running the emotional gauntlet