Alzheimer’s / Dementia

Alzheimer’s / Dementia

My father passed away a few years ago. The last 5 years before he passed, he had Alzheimer’s and rarely recognized any of us in the family. I remember one of the last visits I had with him, we had not planned to stop in Canada for a visit, but my husband’s work took...
Caregivers

Caregivers

I remember 26 years ago, I left my job as a cardiac nurse and flew as a young mother, with my 5-year-old daughter and 3-month baby girl, to Canada to take care of my dying mother-in-law. My husband was in medical school and could not leave for long periods of time....
Elderly Parents

Elderly Parents

–Katie Couric on Caring for Elderly Parents– hashtag#elders Find out how the famed journalist is helping her recently widowed mother… “… As a member of the sandwich generation, I can relate. I often feel like the peanut butter between two slices of bread:...
Human Touch

Human Touch

The human touch is so powerful. I once saw a lady with dirty knees, it looked like she had fallen. I asked her if she was OK and as she told me about her fall I noticed she only had one arm. After she shared her story I reached out and hugged her. She started crying...