When it’s time to say goodbye

PatEducation, Family Caregiving8 Comments

Time to say goodbye

Six months ago today was the last time I spoke to my mother. She died peacefully in her sleep early the next morning. I didn’t write much about her in my previous blogs mostly because she was such a private person and her story was not mine to tell. But also because, from a family caregiving perspective, I had it … Read More

What to do when your siblings disagree?

Pat ThorneEducation, Family Caregiving1 Comment

What to do when your siblings disagree?

“My brother is visiting and he thinks Mom is just fine! And to make matters worse Mom seems to fool him that she is just fine! What do I do?”  Peggy, North Carolina This is a common frustration shared by so many family caregivers. When the siblings or adult children who are at a distance don’t quite see the situation … Read More