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There’s a national month for everything.

National Months Calendar

And this is just a list of the health related ones!

 

Published in the Rains County Leader on November 3, 2015.

It’s true. There seems to be a national day, week, or month for almost anything you can think of. The last two weeks I’ve mentioned that November is National Caregiver Month, but November is also National Novel Writing Month. I’ve been working on, if not the great American novel, at least a project that interests me for quite a while, but I’ve only managed to get a little over 6,000 words actually written. I’ve decided to use the motivation and peer pressure of NaNoWriMo and to focus my keyboard time on getting a complete rough draft into the computer. With that in mind, here’s one more week of stories about the lighter side of aging and caregiving. (more…)

More Senior Humor | by Linda Brendle

seniors laughing 2 041712Published in the Rains County Leader on October 27, 2015:

Last week I began celebrating National Family Caregiver Month a little early by sharing a few stories about the lighter side of both aging and caregiving. Here are a few more. (more…)

Senior Humor | by Linda Brendle

seniors laughing 2 041712Published in the Rains County Leader on October 20, 2015:

November is National Family Caregiver Month. In honor of all the families who devote themselves to the care of loved ones, many of whom are elderly, I’ve decided to devote my columns in the next few weeks to some stories about the lighter side of both aging and caregiving. (more…)

Photo Memories of Mom’s 90th Birthday | by Linda Brendle

Mom was born 94 years ago today. On her last birthday this side of Heaven we had a birthday party for her, and the following year, I shared some of the pictures with you. I’ve been thinking about her a lot lately, so I thought I’d share them again. (more…)

The Truck Stop Crawl | by Linda Brendle

Truck Stop CrawlParenting is never easy, especially on the road. When the objects of said parenting are not cute little rug rats but rather sweet octogenarians with Alzheimer’s, traveling can be even more challenging.

“I have to go NOW!” Dad said on a trip from Tampa to Dallas. (more…)

Book Signing next week in Alba, Texas | by Linda Brendle

Book Signing Flyer Alba

Blessings,

Linda

winding road Cover 25 percentA LONG AND WINDING ROAD: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos

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Caregiver Quotes and Tips – Communicating through Alzheimer’s | by Linda Brendle

Communicating through Alzheimer's

If I had seen this list while I was still caring for Mom and Dad, I would have enlarged it and posted it prominently in every room in the house. It is so easy to get frustrated by the endless questions, the repetitive stories, the strange and seemingly defiant behavior. These few reminders might help a frazzled caregiver look past the disease, see the lost and frightened loved one behind it, and remember the love.

Love is patient, love is kind. 1 Corinthians 13:4

If you’re reading this and thinking, that’s good advice, but it’s so hard to do, I have one more word for you. When you fail – and you will fail – remember to be patient and kind with yourself, too.

Blessings,

Linda

winding road Cover 25 percentA LONG AND WINDING ROAD: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos

Available in paperback .

B&N // Amazon 

Available in ebook.

B&N // Kobo // iTunes // Amazon // Smashwords // Google Play

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