Month: August 2019

Self-Care, Not Selfish

Mother has another eye appointment; Dad has to see his gerontologist. Mom’s dog needs a bath; Dad’s fixed on the notion that the hedges still need trimming even though their lawn service took care of it last week. Mom said it’s time for another grocery run—Dad’s out of chocolate bars. If you were the primary…
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Grief Current: Breaking Ropes, Hearts

“Grief” is defined as “distress over affliction or loss.” In my case, I was somewhat confused because I was only defining “loss” in the context of a loved one’s physical death. But my grandparents with dementia weren’t dead—they were still there, living, breathing. So how could I be grieving? What, exactly, had been lost? As…
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