Are We OK With Apathy?

Much has been written about apathy on the part of patients with a degenerative disease such as Parkinson’s. Sometimes it seems as if they just give up. But if we look at it through the eyes of the patient, we might see things differently. They know their disease is going to only get worse. ItContinue reading “Are We OK With Apathy?”

What? Another New Symptom?

What do we do when a new symptom or difficulty appears? There were so many that I stopped counting: dry eyes, drooling, double vision, lack of facial expression, softer speech, smaller handwriting, and the list goes on and on. Today I’d like to choose one and tell you how we handled it from the dayContinue reading “What? Another New Symptom?”

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!”

The Story of Two Advocates

My goal for this blog has always been to encourage and support those who care for a loved one with a chronic or degenerative disease such as Parkinson’s Disease. And today I would like to do just that by encouraging you to be an advocate for your loved one, especially when they cannot or willContinue reading “The Story of Two Advocates”

Five Minute Friday – ENABLE

My heart overflows with thanks today that God has ENABLED me this past week to accomplish 2 very different and important tasks (as well as the innumerable little things that make up caregiving). The first was a medication disaster averted! Someone (who shall remain nameless) prescribed a drug for my husband, and when they announcedContinue reading “Five Minute Friday – ENABLE”

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”