Parkinson’s Disease

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NOBODY’S FRIEND?

My father’s nurse once said, Parkinson’s is nobody’s friend.  Like me, she viewed illness as an adversary. It grieved me to watch that disease sap my dad’s strength, decrease his mobility, almost silence his voice, and usher in dementia as well. By the end of Dad’s life, however, I could see that God had used [...]

NOBODY’S FRIEND?2018-08-28T19:25:37+00:00

4 R’S FOR DEMENTIA: Recourse, Routine, Recognition, Reserves

Summoned by the head nurse, I walked hurriedly to the care center wondering with every step what could have upset Dad so much that the staff could not calm him. With the whoosh of the front doors still in my ears, I spotted my 87 year old father leaning on his walker at the front [...]

4 R’S FOR DEMENTIA: Recourse, Routine, Recognition, Reserves2019-02-15T21:55:48+00:00