Caregiver’s Diary: The Good Memories

Stories and memories of my widowed 89-year-old father started pouring in by e-mail and phone the day after he died, prompted by a posting on Facebook of a lovely picture of him in his last weeks, still smiling and still hale. Many of the messages had the same theme: dad was gregarious, welcoming, always up […]

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Caregiver’s Diary: A Very Difficult Conversation

An e-mail from youngest sister late at night to youngest brother and me. Our 89 year old widowed father had fallen again; presented himself to the night nurse covered in blood, then denied it had happened the next day. Could we do a conference call in half an hour? Things needed deciding. Serenity Towers had […]

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