The Red Tulip

You might have wondered why the design for this blog is a swath of tulips across the top. Yes, I really like tulips. But there is more! Yes, it was Spring when I began blogging. But there is another reason! Without using many words, symbols remind us of important things or events. When we seeContinue reading “The Red Tulip”

Decorating for the Holidays – Caregiving Style

Yes, it is fall, which means we are approaching the holiday season. Already we see that the retail stores are crowded with holiday decorations. But should we decorate our living space when we are a caregiver?  Is the result worth the effort? Does our spouse or patient even care? The sight of a favorite knick-knack,Continue reading “Decorating for the Holidays – Caregiving Style”

What Matters Most?

Right here, right now, what matters most to me? Is it how clean my house is? Yes, I need to be sure the clutter is picked up and put away so there is easy access for my husband, who is disabled. I love having a clean house, but is this the most important thing inContinue reading “What Matters Most?”

PD in the News

It is reassuring to know that the quantity of research surrounding Parkinson’s Disease is increasing every day. More aspects of the disease are being studied and more non-motor symptoms being considered. Besides the scientific aspect of PD, more people are blogging about the disease every day. In case you don’t have time to read themContinue reading “PD in the News”

Four Questions You Should Ask

          The mission of this blog is to provide heart-felt encouragement and practical support to people caring for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. In March of this year, I began sharing my thoughts about this journey of walking beside my husband who has Parkinson’s Disease. If you are new to this blog,Continue reading “Four Questions You Should Ask”

Care-Giving by Stages

  When you hear the diagnosis “Parkinson’s Disease”, you likely have a preconceived notion of what it is. But you also likely wonder, “What do we do now?” There are some important things to remember about PD and how it differs from other conditions. We know the progress will be slow. Whatever symptoms your spouseContinue reading “Care-Giving by Stages”

Thing #1

This week I found a blog about caregiving with this title, “Six things no one told us about caregiving.” The blog was written by a lady who took her mother-in-law into her home to care for her. Her mother-in-law had early Alzheimer’s disease which progressed rapidly, and she eventually passed away.   Even though she didn’tContinue reading “Thing #1”