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Caregiver’s Diary: Patience

December 7, 2012

I’m not my 89 year old widowed father’s caregiver, I’m just an occasional visitor, and a voice at the end of ...

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Caregiver’s Diary: Dad’s War

November 15, 2012

Dad’s War My 89 year old widowed father was studying organ at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto when the war broke ...

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Caregiver’s Diary: Dying In Good Health

November 2, 2012

My widowed 89 year old father called the other day. Youngest sister was coming over for lunch, he was dressed. I said ...

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Caregiver’s Diary: Thanksgiving with Dad

October 19, 2012

The weather Thanksgiving weekend was cold and wet. Stiff wind out of the west, where the rollers come from. Jamie and I ...

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Featured letter: Health-care system fails frail Alberta seniors when they most need it

October 5, 2012

Alberta Health Services is not able or willing to respond to the needs of frail seniors with medical problems. My ...

Dad sitting on the dock of the bay... Watching the tide roll away.

Caregiver’s Diary: Mission Accomplished!

October 5, 2012

“It’s enormous!”. That was my widowed 89 year old father speaking to oldest brother on the phone. He was ...

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New AARP Caregiver Ad Sends Powerful Message

August 24, 2012

Caregivers face incredible stress and often get very little thanks or support from the governments in return. One of ...

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Caregiver’s Diary: One More Birthday

August 24, 2012

My father had his 89th birthday last week, and it didn’t make him very happy. We were sitting in a faux English pub ...

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Caregiver’s Diary: An Old Sea Dog

August 10, 2012

An Old Sea Dog I pick up my new boat tomorrow. I took it out on sea trials this week and got acquainted. It’s BIG, ...

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Caregiver’s Diary: Four Button Down Shirts

July 27, 2012

I'm the youngest son, the second sibling to have an Old Testament name in a White Anglo Saxon Family. This is my first ...