Month: April 2016

My friend’s tears of joy

"Tears of joy" exclaimed my friend in reply to what I thought was a very benign question. . . READ THE REST

Bathing a Person Who Has Alzheimer’s

At some point, a person with Alzheimer’s disease will need help bathing. Helping someone with Alzheimer’s disease take a bath or shower might be one of the most difficult caregiving tasks you'll have. Planning can help make bath time better for both of you. . . . READ THE REST

The Kindly Old Lady

It was an uneventful morning as I pulled up to park my car at a suburban Chicago nursing home. I was quite looking forward to seeing my grandfather, catch him up on family events, visit awhile, and generally gauge the status of his well being. . . . READ THE REST

Where Is Home?

Where is home? Does it mean where were you born, raised and educated?. . . READ THE REST