Next Thursday is Thanksgiving. It won’t seem like it for us…and for many of you, I’m sure, because we won’t be having any big family get-togethers.
But we still have so much to be thankful for:
Our heath. As most seniors, we have our issues, but for the most part, we are doing very well. And in Arizona, we have good health care. We’ve learned to use telehealth and email for some of our doctor visits and I suspect that won’t change when things get back to “normal.”
Our home. We are so grateful to have a comfortable home in which to ‘”shelter in place.” We have stopped traveling to the PNW in the summer and so we appreciate our home even more now.
Our family: We don’t get to see them as often, especially now that we don’t travel, but we know they are there and they keep in touch with us.
Our finances: We aren’t rich but as retired seniors, we haven’t lost our jobs and we can pay our bills.
Our friends: We feel so fortunate to live in a small community where we can gather with a few friends albeit, at an acceptable distance, but still face to face (or mask to mask!).
Our readers: Of this blog, our website and especially our books. You keep us active and involved!
What is on your list? It is likely different from ours but similar too. We hope you are taking care of yourselves, getting the help and respite you need and staying in contact with family and friends, digitally if not in person.
We have one last thing for which we are thankful:
Our most recent book has just been published: A Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia, 2nd Edition. Next week’s blog will be all about it and the special offer that our publisher is offering just in time for Christmas presents.For information about Lewy body disorders, read our books:
A Caregivers’ Guide to Lewy Body Dementia
Managing Cognitive Issues in Parkinson's and Lewy Body Dementia
Responsive Dementia Care: Fewer Behaviors Fewer Drugs
Lewy Body Dementia: A Manual for Staff
Helen and James Whitworth are not doctors, lawyers or social workers. As informed caregivers, they share the information here for educational purposes only. It should never be used instead of a professional's advice.