Monthly Archives: January 2011

Community Care

An acquaintance called the other day.  Last month, her 93 year old father was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  Father and mother still live together, fairly independent up to this point.  Until recently, he was able to drive – to the … Continue reading

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The Day I Was Born

Friends have visited for the past week-plus.  I’ve gotten a bit off schedule with postings and will be back on track for Monday.  In the meantime, here’s a recent poem entitled, ‘The Day I Was Born’.  While working on revisions, … Continue reading

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Advance Medical Directives

My parent’s situation was unique.  Within three days of each other my mother had a brain aneurysm and my father had a stroke, causing each to be unable to make medical decisions for the other.  From the book- Initially, my … Continue reading

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Phone scum…

Excerpt from my book – Several years ago while visiting my parents, post stroke and brain aneurysm, I picked at a tossed salad and winced as my mother stirred four sugars into a cup of coffee.  The phone rang.  Her … Continue reading

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Senior Co-Housing

As a daughter, that is a ‘Daughter of Diminished Capacity’, I wanted to write this week about senior co-housing (a segue from the last blog on assisted living).  But wait, what is a DDC?  Glad you asked. We are a … Continue reading

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