Monthly Archives: June 2014

Frustrated woman
24 Jun

The Dreaded Denial

By Donna RandallUncategorized

So, the conversation goes something like this (as the caregiver is displaying to the care recipient a ripe to bursting incontinence pad) – Caregiver:  But if you don’t have a drip, would you please explain to me how this pad became so full of urine? Care recipient:  I don’t know, but you’d think I would

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family caregiving
14 Jun

The Knowing Look

By Donna RandallUncategorized

For two years, my mother lived in a care home in the heart of downtown Victoria, British Columbia. There exists a Starbucks Coffee joint just one and a half blocks from that care home, and on many days, when the weather was good, we would take a trek to said coffee shop for treats and

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Frustrated woman
06 Jun

Little Do We Know

By Donna RandallUncategorized

Without a doubt, or at least as my experience to date has revealed, one of the most challenging issues involved in caring for elderly seniors involves the control of bodily functions, and lack thereof. I have yet to converse with other caregivers without this topic being raised, and usually at the outset of the visit.

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