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June 15, 2019

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – a day to stand strong against physical, emotional, sexual, or financial abuse of the elderly. Abuse of any kind against such a vulnerable population is despicable and should always be reported.

So it’s perhaps the perfect day t...

April 26, 2019

Do you notice the term “servant” seems to be popping up everywhere these days? In business it’s all about “servant leadership” and a “servant mindset.” At church it’s all about “servant ministry.”

Serving is a good thing. Business leader John C. Maxwell recognized the v...

April 12, 2019

I can see!

This morning I had my day-after checkup for the YAG laser capsulotomy procedure I had on my right eye yesterday.

The YAG what?

The YAG laser capsulotomy procedure removes a film or secondary cataract that you can get following an initial cataract procedure. Tha...

April 5, 2019

When your elderly loved one has dementia and a challenging personality, doing the simplest things within their view can quickly escalate to “a big deal.”

Filing bills? “What are you doing? Who’s paying for the helpers? I don’t need anyone to take care of me.”

Looking for...

February 22, 2019

Did you have a nice Valentine’s Day? If you did, great! If not, no worries. You apparently weren’t alone. According to the National Retail Federation, only 51% of people even celebrated the day.

I don’t understand this. Relationships – whether they are with family, frie...

February 15, 2019

I enjoy writing. I like to think I am good at writing—at least people tell me that I am. Way back when I actually earned a degree in writing (Journalism). So it’s not surprising that those around me assume that I journal on a regular basis.

Confession: I HAVE NEVER JOUR...

February 1, 2019

I love Terry Bradshaw. What football fan doesn’t! Besides being an NFL legend, Bradshaw is a larger than life presence. Just watch him on Fox NFL Sunday. Fun, flamboyant…kinda crazy!

Not a football fan? You’ve probably still seen Bradshaw, on TV, advertising everything...

January 25, 2019

The useless emotions: guilt and worry.

A phrase burned in my brain for more than 40 years, ever since I read Your Erroneous Zones, by the late, great Dr. Wayne Dyer, way before he was shot into the stratosphere of fame and fortune – and appearances on PBS.

The useless em...

January 10, 2019

Advocate.

One who pleads the cause of another.

One who defends or maintains a cause or proposal.

One who supports or promotes the interests of a cause or group.

Thank you, merriam-webster.com.

Part of caregiving an elderly loved one is being their advocate. I don’t do much...

November 21, 2018

In a previous blog post I referenced that today – November 21 – is Kiss a Caregiver Day. Well, when I went back online to find the reference, I found out that Kiss a Caregiver Day was in fact yesterday, November 20! What happened? Apparently another brain malfunction –...

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