They had expanded several sizes, along with the rest of me. I was no longer the young, thin curvaceous chick. It seemed my body was going through yet another drastic change. Having had two children by this time, I realized something had to be done with all the weight I carried in front of me.
Dementia and the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s can turn common household objects into lethal dangers. Even the layout of your home may threaten the well-being of an individual who’s in your care.
My connection to Buddhist principles suggested it was one more step toward accepting the impermanence of everything. I suppose I reasoned if I did not have to look death in the face everyday, maybe I could keep it at bay?
Tied to the earliest religions, the act of burying their dead is how many people make sense of life. The body that ‘returns to dust’ completes the cycle and allows sufficient room for mysticism and hope for the soul’s eternal salvation.
In a flash, I was in a Hospital; Emergency Room at VGH. Was I trying out for a part in the new TV Series on Knowledge Network? The whole show: Best friend beside the bed doctors nurses tests doors swinging in and out. More Questions
When living in a retirement home, sometimes it takes a little bit of ingenuity, creativity, and wit to keep the family coming back for more. Your family history doesn’t have to be boring, but it does have to be consistent.
“I have a lot more patience than when I came here. Also, one thing that’s hard to get your head around is that seeing the world from a different viewpoint is neither good nor bad; it’s only a different point of view.” This came from a man I talked to in San Luis de la Paz.
They are everywhere. Yet no one sees them…
I’m allowed to brag a bit at this point because my father, Gerry Weiss, is about to turn 100, and if you can’t sound the trumpets then, when can you?
Those who care for the elderly are heroes indeed. They are the epitome of spirituality because they see beyond the wrinkles and smells and the things others find revolting. They see the humanity of the elderly, the raw beauty of aging, and embrace it.