Medication Time!

Two important things before we begin today’s post: My goal is to support and encourage those who care for someone with Parkinson’s Disease or some other chronic or degenerative disease. And Disclaimer – I am not a medical professional, nor do I play one on television. I have absolutely no medical training and do notContinue reading “Medication Time!”

Is there a Solution for Every Problem?

When I retired from teaching high school mathematics 5 years ago, I would have answered that question with a resounding YES! Today, I’m not so sure. From the perspective of the caregiver of a loved one with a degenerative disease, many problems that we encounter can only TOTALLY be solved with the curing of theContinue reading “Is there a Solution for Every Problem?”

Adapting All the Way

Nothing stays the same. Change is inevitable. Life is dynamic – always changing. We’ve heard those sayings all our lives, and they are true. We don’t always enjoy the changes, but they happen all the time, whether subtle or monumental. We can point to 2020 to see countless changes in our personal lives, in society,Continue reading “Adapting All the Way”

All About the Bathroom

Some might say that cleaning the bathroom is the same as cleaning every other room in the house. It must be done periodically, so we just do it. Right? But for a caregiver, cleaning up the bathroom takes on a whole different meaning, especially as our loved one becomes more dependent. This fact caused theContinue reading “All About the Bathroom”

Happy 100th Post!

I don’t really live by the numbers. I don’t count calories, count steps per day, notice the number of “likes” a certain post gets, or even go into a depression when no one comments on a particular blog post. But when I saw the number ONE HUNDRED, I had to celebrate! I didn’t really haveContinue reading “Happy 100th Post!”

Always Learning Something New

We are nearly 2 weeks post-hospital, and we are making slow progress. My estimation is that we lost 6 months while being in the hospital for 5 days. We may not get back to hubby’s pre-hospital condition. However, I am not discouraged. Life happens. Instead, I want to encourage you and support you in whateverContinue reading “Always Learning Something New”

Holiday Thoughts

Today I’m thinking about 2 things – decorating my home for the holidays and giving gifts. It’s possible I might be a little behind in both of those tasks, but I’m not worried. Living with a spouse with a chronic disease means that sometimes there are more pressing matters. I hope even that sentiment encouragesContinue reading “Holiday Thoughts”

The Tip of the Iceberg

We have all heard the old saying “What you see is what you get.” And in many cases that is true. But it is not true with Parkinson’s Disease. You may think this is a disease where the patient shakes all the time. That’s what I always thought. And on the surface, that may beContinue reading “The Tip of the Iceberg”

Past, Present, and Future – Part Two

Last week I wrote about the past, and how we need to put it behind us, both the good and the bad. It’s done. Over. Time to move on. Today let’s talk about the future, about plans, dreams, hopes, and aspirations. These are good things to have, good thoughts to get us through dark days.Continue reading “Past, Present, and Future – Part Two”

Lights – Kitchens – Medications

Let’s get down to where we live today. It’s time to be very practical. There are 2 reasons that Parkinson’s patients may have double vision or difficulty seeing. The muscles in their eyes grow weaker, and this disease affects the brain which controls the eyes. However, many of us have difficulty with our eyes asContinue reading “Lights – Kitchens – Medications”