The Accidental Caregiver…#3

The Accidental Caregiver…#3

When you live with someone who has Alzheimer’s…and that person is your parent…there’s an inevitable thought in your head.  Sometimes this thought strikes unexpectedly, other times you spend hours scouring the internet for information.  “How likely am I to get...
The Accidental Caregiver…#2

The Accidental Caregiver…#2

Stubborn.  I’ve always known I was genetically programmed with this trait from my earliest hours of life.  Coming from a strong Calvinistic background, I attributed this character flaw to some sort of predetermined course, an assignment I could not refuse. Not true,...
The Accidental Caregiver…#1

The Accidental Caregiver…#1

Finally getting away, alone, with my husband of 14 months I reflect on our whirlwind year.  I am catching my breath as we sit down for a nearly five-hour flight, sinking back into the airplane seat and smiling.  The flight attendant hands out some documents to fill...