The Elder Care Blues: Where the Birds Scream

The Elder Care Blues is a series of posts documenting one woman’s journey as caregiver for her elderly mother. To catch up on past posts in the The Elder Care Blues series click here, here, or here. I telephone my mother.  Between sobs and screams, she gasps…

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The Elder Care Blues: Waking Up ‘Down’

Read Part 1 of the Elder Care Blues here. There is a borderland state called hypnagogia. It is a place of transition; a space that is rapt with images, symbols and words that captivate the mind as they move you from wakefulness to sleep (referred to as…

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