I am taking a step forward. The Corona virus pandemic, which started in December of 2019, has resulted in more than 3.8 million deaths worldwide. Covid-19 can still bring chaos back into our lives but, fortunately, full vaccination has resulted in a strong level of protection. It’s time to move forward. I’ve decided to start a new website, GeriatricswithAloha.com, a follow-up to Covid19caregiving.com. Covid-19 […]Continue reading
I remember more than a year ago when I first became aware that hugging a friend was possibly risky. Since then, it has been a hugless year. I feel especially bad for patients in nursing homes. For them, the last year has been one of feeling only gloved hands and seeing masked faces. Touch is very important. It provides comfort, support, and connection. A […]Continue reading
"There's no one more important than the caregiver!" This is one thing I believe very strongly. In this short video, I share some of my thoughts on the importance of the caregiver and the challenges of care-giving during the COVID-19 epidemic.
What are our lives like after vaccination? Are things back to normal? A friend of mine who is a nurse mentioned a recent invitation to have dinner with some members of her family. She and her husband are fully vaccinated and relatively protected from Covid. As has been true for many people, it has been a rough year for her with a lot of […]Continue reading
What is it like to live with Parkinson’s Disease and how does a person develop the resilience to keep on going when facing a major disease? Russ and Tommy had answers for me. Russ leads a Parkinson’s Disease Support Group and gave the practical answer that “a person has to do what a person has to do.” That takes courage. Tommy, who we featured […]Continue reading