You are Braver than You Think!

Last Christmas my daughter gave me a daily flip calendar with encouraging says on each page. It is perfect for caregivers. As I have flipped to the new page each day, I have breathed new energy into my heart and mind from those quotes. Many have seemed to be written just for me and justContinue reading “You are Braver than You Think!”

This is NOT the end!

The last 10 days have been filled with a wide range of activities and a wide range of emotions. My dear husband, Carlton Hughes, has passed from this world into Heaven. We have known this was coming for the last 23 years, and we have half-way expected it the last 5 years, but when deathContinue reading “This is NOT the end!”

Double Decisions

In a conversation this week with a caregiver friend, we were discussing how as Parkinson’s progresses, even easy questions become more taxing for our loved one. Sometimes my husband just doesn’t answer when I ask a question. It is as if he does not have the mental bandwidth for making even the simplest decisions anymore.Continue reading “Double Decisions”

Five Minute Friday – “SHE”

Today’s writing is in response to 2 requests – fiveminutefriday.com, which is what I usually write about on Friday, and this blog post invitation of my friend, Chuck Copps, to write about my favorite Bible character. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is my favorite character. When I was teaching high school mathematics, my life wasContinue reading “Five Minute Friday – “SHE””

The Eye and Brain Connection

This week I read an article and watched a video* by a lady who provides a great explanation for several behaviors I have noticed with my husband. Her specialty is training those who care for dementia patients, so at first, I was going to pass on the article. But when I realized she was talkingContinue reading “The Eye and Brain Connection”