Archives for April 2014

Caregiving a cleft kid and an Alzheimers patient – I

Caregiving a cleft. My mother's caregiving consisted of intense involvement with me during the first three years of my life and then further intense involvement during my preschool and elementary years when my unclear speech and susceptibility to bullies needing addressing. She then had a respite punctuated by caregiving around other special needs I had --more surgeries,  orthodonture, a bad heart diagnosis. All this extra care was on top of the normal caregiving a stay-at-home mom in the … [Read more...]