Monthly Archives: November 2014

Caregiving
28 Nov

Tag Team Care for Katie

By Donna RandallUncategorized

As is the case with my husband and I with Annie, my brother and I used a tag team approach to caring for Katie, but with a couple of key differences, which change the dynamic. With Annie, both her son and I live in the upstairs part of the house in which Annie lives in

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Frustrated woman
26 Nov

The Gamut of Emotions

By Donna RandallUncategorized

I suppose taking care of elderly family members brings with it emotions not unlike taking care of young family members, including one’s own children. But, a clear difference in these two types of caregiving is that when dealing with children we are likely to explain unwanted behaviour as happening because the child doesn’t know better,

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Adapting to the colder weather
21 Nov

Adapting to the Colder Weather

By Donna RandallUncategorized

It seems to me that I often make mention of our care recipient as such, given our respect for her privacy. However, this is an awkward way to identify her through the course of a blog post, so let’s start referring to her as “Annie”. And, why Annie, you might ask (in fact, I think

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About_Randall_Donna
17 Nov

Change is in The Air

By Donna RandallUncategorized

In the spirit of the changing of the seasons, we at dfrent have decided to offer you six blog posts every four weeks, as opposed to four. And, while we seem to have lots of stories to tell, we invite you to participate in this blog conversation. From conversations we’ve had with friends, family members,

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