Tag Archives: dementia

The Juggle

Think about what you want your life to be like when you’re done caregiving, suggests O’Donnell. When her parents were both diagnosed with terminal illnesses on the same day, she initially felt obligated to give her entire life over to … Continue reading

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Lipstick Memories

Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on this new venture of “positively purging”, as I know each of these pieces represents something…

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Faithful Husband

I often read your column aloud to my disabled wife, who is terminally ill with a relatively rare frontotemporal dementia. She is nearing the final stage of the disease. We are fortunate to have a great many friends and family … Continue reading

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Caregivers

Unsurprisingly, caregivers are at increased risk for a host of health problems: depression, anxiety, arthritis, headaches, diabetes, back pain, weakened immunity, even cancer. They seldom have time or energy to focus on their own well-being. If they’re able to take … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Patients deserve Execution

The headline jumped out at me like a bright neon elephant in print: “Dementia Argument Delays Execution.” Dementia and execution are two words that should never be placed in the same sentence. The associated press had my attention. I settled … Continue reading

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