Weekly Theme for Spousal Caregivers

September 12, 2016

Joan’s Widow’s Blog #2 – The Fog

Writing had always been an outlet for me, a way to explore and make sense of my experiences and emotions. Yet, I did not keep a journal during my first year as a widow. For the only time in my life, I was so emotionally unbalanced,   ( Yes, I […]
June 15, 2016
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It Begins

June 21, 1970- I was 21 years old. I looked up lovingly at the face of  my 27 year old bridegroom, and heard the Rabbi say something about “till death do you part”. Death? I was not thinking about death on the happiest day of my life – my wedding […]
June 15, 2016
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A Change for The Alzheimer Spouse

Welcome to the new, updated version of the Alzheimer Spouse. It has been a long time coming, and I appreciate your patience during this last most difficult year. When my husband’s physical health started to decline, and my own depression worsened, I was unable to motivate myself to get out […]