A Generation Xer's caregiving journey

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The Memory Game

The Memory Game

The Memory Game - Caregiver and caree go over memories in photo album

Back in the day, Nana would play “The Memory Game” with me.

Granted, I don’t remember what specific memory game it was, I do remember winning almost every time. Now most of these games are now referred to as matching games.

Now, we still play the game, but with different tools. I ask her to remember what she wants me to get from the store.

Now, I use a journal, Evernote, and coupons to match to sale circulars.

Do you use some version of “The Matching Game” to keep your senior’s memory sharp?  Do you use this game or another game you played with as a kid? Let us know in the comments.


Day 3: 30 Days of Gratitude, Standing on My Own

Tweet Just in case you’re joining us for the first time, I am doing a post everyday on why I am grateful everyday for the month on November. I am grateful that I’m finally starting to feel like myself again. I had a health issue in the middle of October and it taking some time to… Continue Reading

5 Lessons Learned from Blogher12 Healthminder

Tweet This year, even though Blogher12 was near me, I decided to take a step back and focus by attending Blogher Healthminder Day. This was very much needed, not only resources for the “careree” but also support and hugs for the caregiver. Here are some lessons learned from Blogher12 Healthminder @catherinekaram: Eventually you have to… Continue Reading

Why its important to keep track of medications

Tweet Yesterday, I went to pick up my grandmother’s medicine. I got home and I realized that there were 2 medicines that were the same, but in different doses. It’s a good thing that Grandma taught me how to read. I promptly went back to the pharmacy, and asked that the previous one be cancelled.… Continue Reading

What a Wild Start to February for Women.

Tweet If February started like this, I don’t want to know what would Valentine’s Day, let alone Leap Year Day would entail. First off, just in case you didn’t hear, Komen decided to stop providing funding to Planned Parenthood. There was the Pfizer recall of birth control pills. Then a few days later, Komen decided… Continue Reading

Private Practice Focuses on a Nursing Home

Tweet In this weeks episode of Private Practice, two of the doctors, Charlotte Cooper and visit a nursing home to give the residents a talk about sexually transmitted diseases. Of course an elderly gentleman approached Cooper about his situation, because in that generation, that what you did. The gentleman eventually talks to Charlotte and comes… Continue Reading

Ugly Betty focuses on caregiving

Tweet On the show, Betty and Hilda’s father is recovering from a heart attack and both sisters wrestle with the question of care giving. This episode hits close to home for many people today. Can one or two people can realistically take responsibility for a sick or elderly relative. In the end, they learned that… Continue Reading