Tag: caregiver stress

Caregiver’s Log, May 1, 2018

By Samra Jones Bufkins Lately he's been having hallucinations. My last post described him acting out against light fixtures and a ceiling fan. He has had illusions of people in the house before. Today, after his doctor's appointment to adjust his mood-stabilizing and antipsychotic meds, I noticed him in the kitchen, pointing at the window … Continue reading Caregiver’s Log, May 1, 2018

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A Tale of Two Kettles

by Samra Jones Bufkins We’ve all seen the ad. Grandpa can't remember his granddaughter's name. Grandma decides it's time for him to take ______ drug. While I’m tempted to turn this into a rant about both the pharmaceutical industry and the Alzheimer’s Association over-simplifying dementia by implying it’s only about memory loss, I’d rather relate … Continue reading A Tale of Two Kettles

When is a broken finger worse than brain surgery?

When the broken finger belongs to somebody with Alzheimer's Disease. by Samra Jones Bufkins It was a sunny morning and I was sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of tea and a cat sprawled in my lap, checking email and watching squirrels rob the bird feeder just outside the window. My husband Bill, … Continue reading When is a broken finger worse than brain surgery?