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Where to begin? Caregiving is like living on a deserted island.

Posted 02-16-2018 at 10:15 AM by FlowerPower00

Originally Posted by FlowerPower00 View Post
If your mom has had enough, has she considered palliative or hospice care?

I need that post deleted, please.
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The End.

Posted 09-02-2015 at 12:38 PM by FlowerPower00
Updated 09-03-2015 at 01:18 PM by FlowerPower00

I worked on my favorite patient today. A veteran of one of the wars long ago, suffering from advanced Alzheimer's, and bed bound . Upon completion, his respiration increased, plus he was holding my hand in his trembling hand.

His wife informed me, he had, "...worked himself up..." she retrieved some cold ginger ale for him. I stroked his cheek and held his hand.

I was worried I had possibly sent him to the point of no return.

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Bright Patterns.

Posted 06-23-2015 at 07:35 AM by FlowerPower00
Updated 06-23-2015 at 08:18 AM by FlowerPower00

I apologize in advance if my blog is redundant. You will notice a theme: death.

Bright patterns appear to awaken a part of the brain in Alzheimer's patients, for some reason those dizzying patterns activate certain neurons. Neurons which are struggling to fire, despite a decrease in mass of the brain, an increase of tangles, and plaques interfering with electrical impulses, impairing the individual's personality, sensory, and basic function, until functioning is impossible. ...
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Posted 06-15-2015 at 06:06 PM by FlowerPower00
Updated 09-03-2015 at 01:21 PM by FlowerPower00

Tonight, I am overwhelmed and really do not want to think. I am a hospice aide worker. I am overwhelmed by the thought my patients will die, eventually.

This will happen anytime, any-day, in the future. Then I rationalize, "...well we all die one day...nothing in this world, not the rocks, trees, beautiful grass, the blue sky, the songs of the birds will end.

All the things I enjoy, one day, will end. Death is not just for my patients.

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