Author Archives: traceysl

About traceysl

Author of the forthcoming book "Dementia Sucks", Post Hill Press, May 2018. Digital Artist, creative technologist, problem-solving lover of life. Having cared for my mother, who died on April 14, 2015 after a long fight with dementia, I have refocused professionally to helping others through my experience. My company, Grand Family Planning, provides education and Family Support Services. In this way, I share my knowledge and give meaning to the tragic turn of my parents' journey through the misery of dementia.

If you like this blog…

…then you’ll love my new book, “Dementia Sucks: A Caregiver’s Journey with Lessons Learned.”  The original posts from this blog chronicled my journey with my mother, Rosalind, as she suffered five years of cognitive decline. A year after she died … Continue reading

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End of the Ride

My phone rang as I was exercising at home on the last day of March. The hospice nurse attending to Mom called to suggest I get down there soon. “She’s transitioning.” This is hospice-speak for “her body is breaking down … Continue reading

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I’m Worried About Mom, February 6, 2014 7pm at Ridgewood Public Library

Originally posted on Light of Gray:
Tracey’s Caregiver Blog “I’m Worried About Mom; Turning Worry into Meaningful Action” Speaker: Tracey Lawrence, elder care expert No one likes to think about sad, difficult topics, especially when they have to do with…

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Drowning in STUFF

A post-middle-aged woman embarks on a journey of care-giving for her aging mother and learns that one can truly drown in a sea of accumulated possessions. Continue reading

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