Some may wonder why I let my parents slowly complete a task that I could accomplish much faster. In truth, I’m just helping them maintain their independence as safely as possible. When I empty the many small trash cans around my parents’ home, I often hand momma and daddy a bag so they can help […]
Dr. Tracy Daniel-Hardy
Dr. Tracy Daniel-Hardy is the author of “The Adventures of Butch and Ruby: Chronicles of a Caregiver” and director of technology for Gulfport School District. She may be contacted at email@example.com.
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The Beatles said it best: “All you need is love.” There is good reason to believe that spirituality and love improve seniors’ quality of life. They give them hope, companionship, support and a sense of purpose. Over the past few weeks, I’ve taken to social media to share my parents’ sappiness (how loving and romantic […]
Keeping all my obligations straight can be a daunting task, as I work full time, am actively involved in several organizations and am the primary caregiver for my elderly parents. I leverage technology to help me be more organized and efficient, allowing me more time to engage in self-care and reducing stress on everyone involved. […]
I was preparing to cook a breakfast of pancakes, bacon, grits and eggs recently one Saturday morning for us, my parents, and my brother who was in town visiting. Normally breakfast does not consist of pancakes and grits. However, my husband and I wanted pancakes, and my brother always requests that I prepare grits and […]