For the past 5 years, I was my Mom's main caregiver. She died Feb 15, 2012 in my living room at 95 years of age, surrounded by friends and family. All in all, not a bad way to go. During the years that I cared for her, I amassed quite a suite of helpful articles on Squidoo.com about caregiving, the top 5 of which are listed below.
I spent a lot of years trying to find the perfect gifts for my folks and, if I say so myself, I perfected keeping a senior citizen happy with unique gifts. This article, Senior Citizen Gift Ideas From One Who Knows is my top earning article at Squidoo.com. It has some very unique gift ideas. It's posted as a link in the Supporting Links section below.
As my Mom's health waned, I spent a lot of time preparing myself mentally so I was aware of the signs and symptoms of death in a senior citizen. This article, When Death Looms has gotten wonderful reviews and, instead of being gloomy, has an upbeat tone to it. It's quite informative and should be required reading for any and all senior citizen caregivers. Link is below.
I learned how to care for an aging parent sort of by happenstance but that doesn't mean you have to. In this article, I've put together some of the more important knowledge I gained in the hopes that it will help others who follow in my senior citizen caregiving path. Link is below.
I had NO idea that my Mom was suffering from pneumonia until we landed in the hospital for 10 day. Senior citizen's have different symptoms for pneumonia than those younger. Come read all about the symptoms to watch out for in the aged. Link is below.
As Mom's time of on earth was drawing to a close, her personality shifted. I detail some of those symptoms of the elderly dying in this Squidoo article.
Please leave me comments on my Squidoo articles about caregiving for a senior citizen. I love to hear what others have to say. I hope these articles help you if you've stepped up to take on a caregiving to the elderly role.
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I have wondered how you and your Mom were doing. I will go read your articles. Great job.
I think, just by knowing you as I have done over these short years would more than support your information.thank you for this great list!
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