Author: bonnieh

The Family Caregiver

Special Programs for Special People Caregiving is an act of love.  You put so much of yourself in caring for your loved one.  In the process you lose socializing with your friends and the activities you once enjoyed.  Somehow that is not recognized.  When family and friends call, they mainly ask about the patient.  If […]

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Choices

We make decisions every day:  What are my priorities of the day?  What should I wear?  What should I eat for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner?  These are easy choices.  Sometimes, however, the decisions are weightier, and the choices are not so easy. I know a young woman who has terminal cancer.  She is happily married […]

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Communing with God

During this Covid 19 Pandemic, when church is not available to many, people have found their own special ways to communicate with God.  Does it Help?  It certainly does.  God Hears us, especially in quietness and stillness, when there are no interruptions, when you are relaxed and ready to commune. I have a neighbor who […]

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Turning Lemons into Lemonade

A very major transition in life would be your loved one’s health deteriorating to a point that he or she needs to be cared for, mostly by you.  Instead of socializing and having fun together, you are now thrown into a care giving role.  Are you prepared?  Perhaps not. Your whole life changes from one […]

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The Silver Lining

The Corona Virus has robbed us of social contact and for many has put us into financial difficulties.  It is so easy to get depressed over the situation.  However, do pity parties ever help?  Instead let’s see if we can find some silver linings. When I am driving or taking walks with my dog, I […]

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Activities For Senior Men

So many male clients who have dementia, end up isolated with their best friends being their family caregiver and the television. Studies show that inactivity and lack of socialization lead to an unhappy life and an early death. Figuring out activity for a senior male who has worked all his life, perhaps without hobbies is […]

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Why Is Balance So Important?

I used to marvel at tight rope walkers in the circus.  How could they have such great balance and confidence. In my younger years I was in lots of activities such as swimming, cheerleading, soccer, basketball, softball and track. I never thought about balance because it was never an issue.  When I got older, I […]

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Be Creative with Tie Dyeing

So often we wrack our brains to bring out the creative side of our loved ones who have dementia. You’ll want to do something that is relatively quick and easy.  Yet you’ll want the end-product to look fantastic.  Have I got a project for you…tie dyeing. A few weeks ago, an artist friend of mine, […]

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