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”

I wish I could tell you . . .

The purpose of this blog is to encourage and support those of you who care for someone with a chronic or degenerative disease. But the truth is that I receive encouragement and support from you, my friends, more than I feel I give. It is really true that in giving, I receive. I wish thereContinue reading “I wish I could tell you . . .”

Making Medical Decisions

I am not a nurse, nor do I have any medical training. Instead, I am just the spouse of a man who has advanced Parkinson’s Disease. If you do have medical training of any kind and you are a caregiver, you are ahead of the game. Count yourself blessed! Since I have little frame ofContinue reading “Making Medical Decisions”

Escaping COVID-19

This is the most common story in the news every time we tune into our favorite media outlet. It is the topic of conversation at every meeting, whether in person or on Zoom. Sometimes it seems to be the only thing on everyone’s mind. As a caregiver to someone with a degenerative and/or chronic illness,Continue reading “Escaping COVID-19”

Possible Causes of Little Things

I am not a scientist, nor do I claim to understand how Parkinson’s Disease works. However, I do have some encouraging news this week as a result of reading an article on the bioscience concerning dopamine and PD. After reading the article, I believe I understand more completely why and how PD affects so manyContinue reading “Possible Causes of Little Things”

We are Advocates

When we care for someone, we have their best interest at heart. We want to see them function at their fullest, we want to see them comfortable, and we want them to be as content and happy as possible. It is what we do. We are caregivers. Those are our main objectives, just as theContinue reading “We are Advocates”

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”

The Ideal Care Team

Even though today’s blog is a wish list, my goal is always to support and encourage you who care for someone with Parkinson’s Disease or any other illness or condition. The inspiration for this blog comes from a recent issue of “The Fox Focus – Living with Parkinson’s”, the Fall/Winter 2019 edition, published by theContinue reading “The Ideal Care Team”