Caring for My Dad Triggers My Grief, But Reminds Me That I’m Not Alone

Last week, my dad had a heart procedure done at the hospital. I anxiously waited for hours in the waiting room, the way you do when your only surviving parent is having a heart procedure done. Finally, my dad’s doctor came into the waiting room to tell me that everything went smoothly and my dad … Continue reading Caring for My Dad Triggers My Grief, But Reminds Me That I’m Not Alone

Tell the FDA to Quickly Approve Promising New Treatments for Alzheimer’s!

As you probably already know, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and is the only top 10 disease without an approved treatment or a cure. Alzheimer’s has not seen a new therapeutic drug approved in nearly two decades. The FDA has the opportunity to swiftly approve promising new … Continue reading Tell the FDA to Quickly Approve Promising New Treatments for Alzheimer’s!

Alzheimer’s Will Break Your Heart In Ways You Never Thought Possible

When my mom was a teenager, she over-plucked her eyebrows and they never really grew back. For as long as I can remember, she would draw them on with an eyebrow pencil and they always looked flawless. As her Alzheimer’s progressed, she began to have trouble drawing on her eyebrows. Something she had done every … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Will Break Your Heart In Ways You Never Thought Possible

You Are Entitled to Your Anger, But You Don’t Have to Live In It

Last week, we got about 8-9 inches of snow. That might not seem like a lot depending on where you’re from, but it’s a significant amount for us. And since my husband was away, I had the pleasure of shoveling it all by myself. Despite all of my “Let It Snow” decor, I’m actually not … Continue reading You Are Entitled to Your Anger, But You Don’t Have to Live In It

My Mom’s Birthday Party Wasn’t For Her This Year — It Was For Us

(This post was written on January 24, 2021.) Today is my mom’s birthday. It’s the first one since she died. She would have been 73 today. We had a little birthday party for her yesterday with party hats and horns and a carrot cake, which was my mom’s favorite. It was a nice day, but … Continue reading My Mom’s Birthday Party Wasn’t For Her This Year — It Was For Us