That's the kind of quiet New Year's Eve we enjoy. smile I can imagine how difficult it is to care for your parents. Do they both have Alzheimers? And where do they live, i.e. in their own home where you and your siblings take turns caring for them? My dad didn't have Alzheimers, but he had some medical problems his last few years that made him have to be cared for. We were fortunate that he had enough money that we could pay for a very warm, caring family (actually, it was the young woman that we hired but her family spelled her--they were all wonderful) to give him 24-hour care, but we visited him weekly (he lived in Orange County and we lived in L.A.). The painful part, that I know you and your family must feel, is the reversal in roles. It's heartbreaking to see a strong parent-figure become not that and need to be cared for. I once was talking to a caregiver of a woman who probably had Alzheimers, though it wasn't called that then-she was senile, which may be different. Anyway, I expressed my pity for her, but the caregiver pointed out that she was happy. She didn't know anything was wrong; she was in her second childhood and it was a happy one. It was her family that that felt the sadness. Thank you for your other nice post. Cindy --- liz halperin <lizzersagain@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > After the day caring for my Alzheimer parents, I > have a lovely evening home > alone. Instead of joining the (hearing required) > chat room party, or doing > any of myriad must-do tasks, I'm going to enjoy my > final scan of 2007 and > final scan before guide dog school in just THREE > WEEKS!!!! (Yes, Shelley and > Natasha and other GDB grads, back to the Oregon > campus on Jan 19th!!!!) I > think tonight's goal is to get the proofing/reading > done to be able to send > it for validation. 3 hrs 45 minutes till midnight, > I'll see how much I can > do once I get on a roll. Plus multi-tasking with > dinner and teas.... > > Liz in Portland > > Liz Halperin > Portland, OR > lizzersagain@xxxxxxxxxxx > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > WISH LIST (called Requested Additions To The Bookshare Collection)is available at http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/Book_Requests.htm http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ http://studentpages.alma.edu/~07jmyate/book_requests.htm www.jbrownell.com for miscellaneous and useful threads ____________________________________________________________________________________ Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page. http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.