Category Archives: eldercare

Caregiver Rollercoaster

It has been a bear of a week. We had some health scares which sent my emotions running down the same dark road that was reminiscent of those trying times I traversed with my mom. Dad has always been the strong and … Continue reading

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Nightmares of a Sandwich Generation Mom

This morning, I woke up in the midst of one of the worst dreams in my recent memory. It is the stuff of my nightmares. Not monsters or ghouls, but scenarios that make my spine tingle and my hair turn … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to Mom

On Monday morning at 4:00 am, Mom had her homecoming. After battling a myriad of health issues including congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, pulmonary hypertension, mixed connective tissue disease, and an enlarged heart caused by decreased lung function due to … Continue reading

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Are you in the “Sandwich?”

I debated about whether to journal about Mom’s health challenges. I opted not to in the past, but after reading an article in an eldercare resource which discussed the benefits of caregiver journalling, I decided to open up this topic … Continue reading

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Aging is not for wimps

  It has been a week since Mom was brought to the hospital. It has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. I have never liked thrill rides and this one is no exception. Perhaps the worst part of … Continue reading

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