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Re: Caring for Elderly Parents
« Reply #150 on: August 23, 2020, 04:41:44 PM »
My mother wanted the photo album with her siblings and their families, her large print poetry anthology and bible, framed family photo for each child, infinity scarf, hand held magnifying glass, extra large clock with the day/date indicator, and candy dish. She also wanted the clipboard she kept by chair to jot notes about things to tell us when we called.

The infinity scarf and candy dish surprised me. She told me the scarf looked nice, didn’t fall off, and was easy to pull up around head if the air conditioning was blowing on her. The candy dish was for visitors and helpers, since Mom couldn’t imagine not offering something to people who stopped by.
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Re: Caring for Elderly Parents
« Reply #151 on: August 23, 2020, 09:09:29 PM »
Thank you for the replies everyone. I am making a list.

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Re: Caring for Elderly Parents
« Reply #152 on: September 06, 2020, 04:57:29 PM »
Sad to see I’m in good company. I don’t think I’d posted to the new forum yet.

My father is 86 with Alzheimer’s, multiple myeloma cancer, and was hospitalized in April for COVID-19. This  summer has been beyond stressful, between managing him and his illnesses, as well as not knowing what will happen with school this year for my rising 1st grader.

Coronavirus has made accessing services so much more difficult. industries across the spectrum are experiencing delays,  but it’s more harrowing when it healthcare related.

Glad this thread is here - just popping in for solidarity.

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Re: Caring for Elderly Parents
« Reply #153 on: September 06, 2020, 05:29:11 PM »
All good thoughts for strength and courage to get through.

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Re: Caring for Elderly Parents
« Reply #154 on: September 06, 2020, 09:32:18 PM »
That's really hard, Frazali.  Sending good wishes to you and your dad.

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Re: Caring for Elderly Parents
« Reply #155 on: September 07, 2020, 09:00:55 AM »
Frazali - consider yourself supported by me and many others on the site.  I’m sad to read of your dad’s situation.  In regard to Alzheimers, my mom has had it for some time now, and she is not aware of the pandemic.  I suppose that is the silver lining to the disease.
Please be sure to take good care of yourself. 

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Re: Caring for Elderly Parents
« Reply #156 on: September 07, 2020, 09:37:50 AM »
Sending hugs and good thoughts to Frazali and all here. My heart is with y'all.

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Re: Caring for Elderly Parents
« Reply #157 on: September 07, 2020, 09:40:19 AM »
Hi Frazali, Just wanted to wish you all the best. How is your dad doing now?
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