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Mom’s Ongoing Spiritual Journey – Part 2

Rose was not angry, impatient, or irate. She was grateful. Her family came to visit from a distance more than once. Each time she would rally for a period of time to see them, kiss them, smile, tell them all

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Mom’s Ongoing Spiritual Journey – Part 1

We are all born with a soul, and with a spirit. And I have learned, over time that we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but, rather, spiritual beings having a human experience. Rose Meister, my Mother-in-Law, had

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Alice’s Mom and Dad, Part 6: What I’d Do The Same

Anyone who’s lost a parent knows that the aftermath is often filled with uncertainty about whether you handled the situation “correctly” – if there is such a word in that situation. Often, we wonder if we could have handled certain

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Alice’s Mom and Dad, Part 4: My Dad’s on Hospice

As I mentioned in my last blog, my mother passed away on September 3rd. Just a week later, believe it or not, my Dad was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. And he’s now on hospice. Everyone in my family is

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Alice’s Mom and Dad, Part 3: My Mom Is Gone

Some of you may recall the blogs I wrote on my Mom and Dad a couple of months ago. In the last one, my Mom was in Hospice, and my Dad was in rehab. My parents live locally in Davie.

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My Dad is Verbally Abusive to My Mom. What Can I Do?

Unfortunately, with Alzheimer’s, verbal abuse sometimes comes with the territory. When the caregiver is subjected to verbal abuse, it can sometimes become intolerable. And that’s when your Mom has to learn to calm herself down by repeating “It isn’t personal.”

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I Lost My Temper With My Mother Today. How Can I Deal With My Anger?

You’re seeing the person you’ve loved and known your whole life slowly slip away. And if that doesn’t make someone – anyone! – want to scream, I don’t know what does. You’re grieving, for the loss of the person you

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