5 Responses to “Notice Decline in Your Aging Parents? Action Steps — Part 1”

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  1. True life, straight forward, valuable information. Thank you for providing this resource, Linda.

  2. Hi D.G.,

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this compliment. It’s especially meaningful coming from you. I’m definitely overdue for a visit to your Designated Daughter blog — will stop by this week and catch up on your posts.

  3. Wendell

    Linda,

    My mother passed away in 2003 at the age of 89 having suffered from Alzheimer’s for a few years. Although hers was not as extreme as what others have gone through, it was still painful to watch.

    The following is from a clipping I found among her things after she passed away:

    A CLOSING THOUGHT

    BLESSED are they who understand my faltering steps and shaking hand.
    BLESSED are they who know that my ears today must strain to catch the words they say.
    BLESSED are they who seem to know that my eyes are dim and my wits are slow.
    BLESSED are they who looked away when coffee spilled today.
    BLESSED are they who never say, “You’ve told that story twice today.
    BLESSED are they who know the ways to bring back lovely yesterdays.
    BLESSED are they who know the loss of strength I need to bear the cross.
    BLESSED are they who ease the days on my journey home in so many loving ways.

    Interesting how things evolve. I came across you through TC10 and followed you on Twitter. Came to this post through a Tweet about the post.

    Keep up the good work.

  4. I like your advice about not trying to fix them right away. My grandmother has macular degeneration, and your advice is well received.

    Robert Walker
    RetirementHomes.com

  5. Dear Wendell,

    I’m sorry for not replying to your beautiful poem sooner (I thought I had, but in the transition this site went through, it may have disappeard — sorry!). This poem just touched my heart! Thank you for posting it and welcome to TLeC!

    Dear Robert,

    My aunt has macular degeneration, too. Glad my posting struck a chord with you. Welcome aboard!

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