I once knew a woman who cared for her husband who had dementia. He’d come downstairs with five belts on and make her hurry to fasten them so they didn’t miss the Good Friday service….on a Tuesday.
It’s National Caregiver Month in November -- let’s look at the lines we draw for when we’ll ask for help. Read More
“YOU NEED A MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR WHEN YOU’RE ALIVE,” I shout-explain, “….A WILL IS ONLY FOR WHEN YOU’RE DEAD!!”
It’s hard to know what paperwork is what, who needs a copy and how to make sure you aren’t given medical care that you don’t want in the middle of a crisis. Better to have the conversations now. Read More
It’s a likely fact that our bodies are going to break down, our number of awkward experiences will go up (like running into an ex’s mom naked in the locker-room) and we’re going to have to let other people help in very intimate ways. Along this road, we either fight or hide or reconcile ourselves. Read More