THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: It’s Scary Being an Aging Caregiver

Growing older always involves some kind of loss.  For my Mom, it meant giving up her beloved car.  To Mom, a car has always represented freedom and independence.  She fancies herself as a kind of Canadian Thelma or Louise – ‘I’ve had it up to my ass in sedate!’ would be her motto (that’s a ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Constipation Blues

“Push a Poo, push a poo, push a poo poo poo!”  That’s what I used to sing to Nick when he was little.  Recently, I sang the little ditty again into Nick’s ear and we both had a good belly laugh.  But the laugh wasn’t enough to elicit any action ‘down there’ and neither were ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Cranky Old Man – A Poetic Life Lesson

I saw this today while browsing the internet – it’s for us.  We, who love and care for our ageing parents or our children, sisters or brothers with disabilities – this poem speaks about what we already know, because we give care. Cranky Old Man…..What do you see nurses? . . .. . .What do ...