Protection: Open Letter to Governor Polis

Protection: Open Letter to Governor Polis

Dear Kim, I mean Governor Polis, My apologies, but I seem to be mixing up my dictators. As I write this on the first day of November, I am angry. I work with memory-impaired older adults, people that are especially dependent on regular visits and interactions with...
Agendas & Advocacy

Agendas & Advocacy

The old house had no bedroom or bathroom on the first floor so the eight-three-year-old woman, despite one hip having been replaced and the other causing her a great deal of pain, climbed a full flight of stairs to use the bathroom or to go to bed. The kitchen was a...
Forward in the Rearview Mirror

Forward in the Rearview Mirror

How many of you drive your car forward down the road while looking almost exclusively in the rearview mirror? I’m guessing that you are all raising your hands and saying, “Not me!” Thank God! Now I don’t have to ask all of you to stay off the road until I get home...
Who Cares?

Who Cares?

According to the World Federation for Mental Health, “Caregiving affects us all. Regardless of culture or country, all people have been – currently are – or will need a caregiver during the course of their lifetime.” What is a caregiver? I prefer the Merriam-Webster...
Agendas & Advocacy

When You Become Your Loved One

I’m not talking about that interesting moment when you hear your mouth say those things that your mother used to say, those things that you SWORE your mouth would never say. Nor am I talking about that other interesting moment when you are talking on the phone with...