Recent Blog Posts

  • Ten Years a Widow
    October 2, 2020
    After caring for my husband for five years, then watching him slip away, I needed to emerge from my tunnel of grief. Moving out of our family home and moving to a new town helped that effort. I have now lived in Tennessee for five years. Life can be good after one loses a spouse. […]
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  • Alzheimer’s Teaching Presentations
    May 24, 2017
    I have two 4-hour presentations on Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Related Disorders on HomeCEU Connections. It covers every aspect of caregiving with dementia patients. The video will be a good resource available to assisted living facilities for training with new CNAs or staff within their companies.
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  • Speaking is my way of giving back
    November 23, 2015
    Many people, after completing their caregiving journey with a dastardly disease, prefer to walk away and leave it behind.
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  • Memories in an empty house
    June 29, 2015
    June 29, 2015 An empty house echoes like the inside of a cave. Maybe the echoes rebounding off the walls are really memories bouncing around free to lift off as carbonation does when the cork is popped. Must be a lot of release ’cause they are blasting me in every room. All good mostly. 32 […]
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  • Hitting the Wall
    June 17, 2015
    The moving adventure was more of an ordeal last week. After I sold my house, I went house hunting. In the process of 5 days, I bought 2 houses and rescinded both of the offers. Now I am homeless. Thank goodness for Todd and Susan who are willing to house me for whatever length of […]
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  • My Health Bucket Ran Dry
    April 27, 2015
    In my obsession to get my house ready to sell so I could move to Tennesee, I nearly emptied my bucket of health. I am writing this for three reasons:
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  • Bottoming Out
    April 11, 2015
    April 11, 2015 The Saturday before the third open house.  Two days after I expected an offer before I left town…….
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  • Exercise to Help Coordination, Eye Tracking, and Weakness
    February 11, 2015
    Specific muscle weakness results from disuse, not usually as deterioration of the muscles specifically. The inability to organize movements with lack of coordination can look like weakness. It also causes rigidity. Arms hang close to the body and no longer swing in tandem with the movements of the feet. This shoulder stiffness and lack of […]
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  • Exercise to Help Coordination, Eye Tracking, and Weakness

    Exercise to Help Coordination, Eye Tracking, and Weakness Specific muscle weakness results from disuse, not usually as deterioration of the muscles specifically. The inability to organize movements with lack of coordination can look like weakness. It also causes rigidity. Arms hang close to the body and no longer swing in tandem with the movements of […]
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  • Giving Thanks
    November 25, 2014
    It is definitely Holiday Season! It starts with Thanksgiving just two days away.  I included a section in my book on gratitude because I learned how kindnesses from others could open my heart, even in the worst of days.  Most of the people who extended a soft smile, a kind email, or a token showing […]
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  • Lets Talk About LBD

    This might be MY blog page, but I really want to hear from others that are dealing with this. Please email me using the Contact page on this website.