Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Finding an appropriate assisted living home for Mom had its challenges. After two rather large mistakes, I was losing confidence in my ability to find a good place. Our first choice was lovely but a little too far away and also, Mom couldn’t figure out why she was...
Another Try At Moving On

Another Try At Moving On

As I described in my last blog post, we had unsuccessfully moved Mom to an assisted living facility that we thought would be perfect. Since Mom had other opinions on our choice, we knew we had to give the next move more thought. It was a lovely place so what were we...
Moving Closer to a Solution

Moving Closer to a Solution

Moving.  There is nothing easy about it. It’s especially difficult when the person who has to move, doesn’t want to. After Mom’s diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment and more than a year of knowing Mom required more help, our family knew she needed to move. She...
It Was Driving Me Crazy

It Was Driving Me Crazy

My local paper ran a story about a woman who turned left in front of oncoming traffic. She was badly injured and it killed her friend of 30 years. She had been diagnosed with dementia three years earlier. I cannot imagine allowing Mom to continue to drive three years...
Mom Didn’t Care for Caregiving

Mom Didn’t Care for Caregiving

In the past, Mom happily filled her days taking care of her family and running the household.  With the exception of the occasional housecleaning service, she didn’t hire much help.  The thought of having someone from an agency with her all day to help with chores...