Vacation, vacation…

Well, I’m back from vacation and everything is unpacked. Now to sorting the mail and getting caught up. Ughhh!  Couple of fun notations from the trip for you. The Market Restaurant in Florida City is absolutely wonderful. Fresh vegetables, home-cooked meals, nice staff. Enough to say that we went back for a second meal there. Well worth it. 

The snorkeling was as big a challenge as I thought it would be, but so worth doing. I canoed over a manatee – awesome – and saw a young one with the recent scars of a boat propeller. Easy to see why people get so caught up in the giant task of saving them – they are lovable and extremely vulnerable to extinction because of boats. 

Home – where the heart is – is also where the memories and grief come crashing back in. Once again I was not prepared for it when I walked in the door. I never thought I would want to move, but now I am beginning to understand that feeling. I suppose it is a way of running away from the grief, but sometimes, that is exactly what I want to do.

Here are some great links to help from the Alzheimer’s Assc.

Caregiver resource links

Alzheimer’s Association® TrialMatch™ >>

Alzheimer’s Behaviors >>

Caregiver Stress Check >>

Comfort Zone® >>

Coping with Alzheimer’s >>

 

Daily Care >>

Long-Distance Caregiving >>

Music, Art and Other Therapies >>

Support Groups >>

Unpredictable Situations >>

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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