Monthly Archives: September 2014

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29 Sep

Time for Memories and Listening

By Donna RandallUncategorized

More and more often, it seems, we will notice that our care recipient disappears into her suite for relatively long periods of time, such as two to three hours. This seems to us to make sense on a rainy or cool day, but we’ve noticed of late that it happens on beautiful days when it

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senior care
10 Sep

A Trickster Called Memory

By Donna RandallUncategorized

The more time I spend with elderly folk, the more puzzled I am about what appear to be tricks of the mind. From what I’ve read and experienced, I think it safe to assume that the long-term memory is much more dependable than is the short term memory, but then again unless we were part

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Clearing the Clutter
05 Sep

The Praise and the Guilt

By Donna RandallUncategorized

Without a doubt, the decision to become a family caregiver can bring with it a feeling of doing the right thing. In fact, I think it safe to say that this feeling often accompanies this decision. Often the other family members are very excited about your decision, perhaps mostly because you’re taking it on means

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