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How has your day been as a caregiver? Did you wonder if you would make it through one more day? Did you stay positive and take the MUST needed break for yourself?
I started a journal when I started being a caregiver for my Mom. It kept track also of all financial transactions, doctors appointments, dates, visits to Mom, etc. These journals were invaluable to me as they created my five year journey as Mom’s caregiver. These journals helped me document Mom’s decline, good days, bad days, as well as my feelings and emotions.
About Suzette Brown
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Author of book/memoir - "Alzheimer's Through My Mother's Eyes" - publishing name: Suzette Brown. My real and raw journey of being a caregiver to my Mother for five years. It is available on e-readers, Amazon, Goodreads, Nook, Kindle, etc., as well as soft cover edition on amazon.com. I am very proud of my story - and would be honored for your read and feedback. I hope to change and help lives of caregivers.....
Happily married for 30 years to my hubby and best friend - mother of grown 28 year old son, happy with my life - and content.
Proud "human" of a Therapy Dog International---we visit Convalescent Centers, Retirement Homes, Assisted Livings, Adult Day Cares, and hospitals. She is an amazing dog - and brings joy and compassion to sick, bedridden, and retired patients. I am so proud of her......
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Also keeping a journal – finding it invaluable. My focus is emotions, changes and family discussions. The log of changes really useful for meetings with health care professionals
Becky….Yes, indeed. The journal also covered any bills, invoices, or legal questions that could arise – documenting checks written and bills paid. I also sent a weekly update to Mom’s elder attorney, copying the pages I had written. By that time, I had become Mom’s DPOA, and knew how important that commitment was to Mom and family.
The meetings with health care professionals were also in my book AND as you say, documented in my journal !!
Good for you, keep it up! Thank you for the comment !