She’s having trouble tying her shoes.
This makes me sad.
I’ve already started buying elastic waistband pants since she has trouble remembering to unbutton and unzip when trying to pull them up or down. Now it’s her shoes.
It is what it is. I can’t stop the progression of the disease. I must accept what I cannot change and change what I can. Today I’m changing to slip-on shoes.
She loves Keds. But all her Keds are lace-ups. I’ve looked for slip-on Keds online. But she wears Read more [...]
According to a popular book, the five love languages include:
GiftsActs of ServiceTouchWords of affirmationTime
Someone commented on my post yesterday that Ron Duncan’s love language is acts of service.
I don’t know about that.
What I do know is that if you read the gospels you will see that Jesus exhibited all of these. He gave gifts. He served people. He touched people. He spoke words of affirmation to people. And he spent time with people.
Yes, we may each lean towards one Read more [...]
No, he doesn’t post about how much he adores me. He’s not overtly romantic when we go out to eat. We’ve never had a regularly scheduled “date night.” He doesn’t sing me love songs. He doesn’t often bring me flowers (I send them to him because he’s the one who loves fresh flowers.)
But this…this right here shows me he loves me. It’s hard to see, so let me explain.
First, he cooked an amazing dinner for E and me - grilled sea bass with garlic broccoli and wild rice - while Read more [...]
"Early on in this journey, I saw how many of those in the Bible had their children die before them, starting with Eve.
They experienced grief, yet they still trusted God. They knew His character -- His kindness, joy, mercy, grace, justice, and compassion.
And He knew how much they loved their children. He loves His Son much more than a human can: He is perfect Love. They had been together since before they foundations of the world. They are One.
But He loves us so much that He was willing Read more [...]
Eight years this week.
It seems a lifetime ago.
His younger siblings grew up and his baby sister finished college. His older brother graduates next year. One brother was a cheerleader at two Division One universities and is now in the Army. One sibling is fostering teenagers. One sister is dating a great guy with two sweet daughters. His oldest sister and her husband have had two more babies. His siblings lived in CO, TX, and TN. They now live in NC, TX, NM, GA, and Utah. One of his brothers Read more [...]
Fun Brain Games for Adults made it to #1 New Release in Adults and Continuing Education!!
Get your copy on Amazon!
A few reviews:
As a therapist I am always looking for new resources to help engage our patients. This book is great. It has a nice variety of activities for older adults. The level of difficulty is perfect. Providing stimulating and fun activities is very important for supporting individuals who are having some memory challenges. I highly recommend Read more [...]
Why, yes!! The home health aide that comes twice weekly to help E shower has helped me get my nightgown off twice now. Thanks for asking.
And, yes, my hubby did take me to get button down pajamas at Target yesterday.
E still has no idea what this black sling I’m wearing is for nor why I nap so much. It’s new to her every day.
So every morning I sweetly say, “Good morning. I’ll need your help today. I had shoulder surgery a few days ago. I can’t use my right arm. And it still hurts Read more [...]
We had an appointment with a neurologist last week. It was our first appointment since moving E to Texas two years ago. She’s not needed to see a neurologist as she was fairly stable. But lately I’ve seen a few changes I wanted to address with a specialist.
I really liked this doctor. She had read all the information I had dropped off last week: med list, her office forms which I had completed, the Neuropsych Evaluation from the court proceedings (which spells out everything!), and my two Read more [...]
Imagine homeschool mom meets dementia caregiver. What do you get? “Fun Brain Games for Adults”
A new activity book for those with cognitive impairments including those in stages 4-5 of dementia. Here’s how it came about….
I homeschooled my seven children through high school. After the youngest graduated and headed off to college, my husband and I were ready to enjoy our empty nest. God had a different plan.
Three years ago I became responsible for a family member who suffers from Read more [...]
My dad gave her a card for every occasion, every holiday. St. Patrick’s Day, Flag Day, Thanksgiving, Easter, anniversary, birthday, Wednesday. You name it, he got her a card. She loved getting cards.
Since she moved to Texas, family has stopped sending cards. Her family. My siblings. No birthday cards. No Christmas cards. Mother’s Day she got a card only from me; my siblings ignore her now.
In June, with her birthday coming up, I decided to take action.
I posted on my personal social Read more [...]