Our friends in Uganda already have difficulty having access to healthcare. What is needed in the village centers are midwives and nurses. People are dying and more will die because they can’t get to a regional hospital. Women in labor are dying – no transportation available. Photo credit: Copyright Munch Museum/Munch Ellingsen Group/ARS, NY 2009″Continue reading “Side Effect of a Pandemic #covid #lackofhealthcare #uganda”
She brought a fragrant rose every day. I always wanted to change Chelsie’s name to Joy. She reminded me of a fountain that was always bubbling over with joy. She always knocked on the door at 9:55 in the morning. Mr. C would go off to do his errands. Chelsie and I would doContinue reading “Care Givers #atozchallenge #elderly”
writing in the margins so much more to say images collide cold and cloudy day filling up the pages lost amidst the line start where ended fretful is my mind notes are merging losing the details misty is the matter flattened now my scales Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease for the elderly. People workingContinue reading “Ripple Effect #poetry #alzheimers”
More than forty years ago,I took care of my first Alzheimer’s patient. Back then we called a patient confused. The trade marks were the same: little by little the mind ebbs and the memory recedes. I have learned much as I have looked through the window of an elderly person’s life. There is a storeContinue reading “Alzheimers the hidden treasure #caregivers #alzheimers #haibun”
Sadly the poor state of healthcare is not fiction. A patient needs to stick up for his or her rights and be proactive to stay alive!