Category Archives: research

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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Coping Strategies for Caring Kids

When roles begin to reverse between parents and children, there’s bound to be friction. Parents who’ve always been independent resist the intervention of their kids. Whether it’s control, not wishing to be a burden, or a combination, the need to … Continue reading

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Designer Genes

My interest in dementia has led me to a variety of resources, including The Alzheimer’s Association. They’ve provided support and guidance throughout my journey with my mother. I receive a newsletter from the Greater New Jersey chapter, and there was … Continue reading

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