Category Archives: Books for Elders

Enter to win! Holiday Give-Away for Elders!

One winner for each of these prizes: Lavender Ladies Bedtime Pack and A 1946 Memoir Pack Fill out the following form to be entered into a random drawing for one of two prizes for an elder in your life! Lavender … Continue reading

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Lavender Ladies

This hardcover version of Lavender Ladies came in the mail today, in the midst of boiling sap for maple syrup and visits from author Beth and her friend, Josh. As we listen to Joni Mitchell’s album “Blue” (chosen by Josh, … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Elder Care Divide

Just like the “Mommy wars” of the past several years, there are also different camps on what’s appropriate for the elder years. In an effort to avoid “Adult care wars”, how about we look at the underlying reasons that compel … Continue reading

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  The Life within Death   

Back in October of 2006…. Something occurred to me, as I sat and observed in the room where my step-father was, as Hospice calls it, actively dying. There was the sense of deliberate peace, as I had the honor of … Continue reading

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Fearing the worst, experiencing magic

It’s a day people who love someone with dementia fear: How will I feel when they don’t know who I am?

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Where are the Spice Girls When You Need Them

For some reason, I can’t help but think of the melodramatic song “Mama” this morning, as images of my mother appear in my mind’s eye. Not one to be too lost on sentimentality, “Mama I love you, Mama I care. … Continue reading

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All I Want is Loving You and Music, Music, Music

This is worth watching til the end. The gentleman is a treasure!

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Gratitude for Lilah

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief, but gratitude ~ Thornton Wilder As I sit with my friend Lilah, weeks after her stroke, she indicates that her heart is telling her it’s time to move on. It’s easy … Continue reading

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Let’s Have More Fun!

Conductorcise!

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Early morning musings

A trip to the airport had me up and about earlier than usual this morning. On the ride home, just Gaston and myself in the car, my mind went to, as it often does, the elder stage of development and … Continue reading

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