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

If you can’t be with the one you love…

Love the one you’re with, and yourself, don’t forget to love yourself! Peeps, it’s Dreadruary, I mean February. There’s a reason February is shorter than all the other months. It’s (generally) cold. The bright and shiny have worn off those holiday gifts. Soups, stews, chili, anything cooked in a crock pot (Instapot for all you… Continue reading If you can’t be with the one you love…

To Betty Friedan with love

To all my sisters who marched last weekend, I honor you. Stay strong because those who still believe women are the weaker sex will need constant reminders that we roar! We do not back down. And we fight – but not like a girl. And here’s also to the men in our lives who see… Continue reading To Betty Friedan with love

Status Quo – January

Currently: Listening: old school! Earth, Wind & Fire Greatest Hits. Needed some old school sing and dance music to get me through this seriously gray month. Released in 1975, Sing a Song takes me back to my easy, breezy teenage years: “When you feel down and out sing a song, it’ll make your day…” Is it… Continue reading Status Quo – January