The Oakland Press
“Caregiving is a marathon and not a sprint. Equipping yourself for the long haul is essential. You shouldn’t walk the caregiving journey alone.” ~ Lisa Mayfield Doug and I could share dozens of sad stories about losing a parent to a progressive memory loss disease. While his father and my mother each struggled with a different type of dementia, we know how painful it can be to face changes in your relationship with a beloved elderly parent — and to make difficult lifestyle decisions on their behalf. Ever since my mom died, it’s been one of my missions to share my caregiving experiences — things I learned the hard way…
“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” ~Sam Keen Keeping your cool this week? Before the “dog days” of August melt into September, let’s make time to revive the simple, low-tech pleasures of summer loafing. If you missed my essay in the print edition of the Sunday Oakland Press, you can read it online here.