As Christmas approaches, I realize many of you can probably relate to this entry I posted before Christmas last year . I never want to forget that while Christmas is a time for celebration and time with family, many of us will be celebrating this holiday without some of our close friends and family for the first time. Read my post from last year below: "This time last year, my mom … [Read more...]

This time last year, my mom was living at an assisted living facility, fell and shattered her shoulder and broke several ribs. We didn’t even know it for a couple of days, but just said her side hurt. We aren’t sure how she fell, nor could she tell us because of her dementia. After an x-ray, she was hospitalized for about a week. When she returned to her home, she never fully … [Read more...]