Browsing Category "Aging"
Walking to Find a Cure for Arthritis on May 16
By     |    Apr 8, 2014
Posted in: Advocating, Aging, Sandwich Lady     |    8 Comments

Walking to Find a Cure for Arthritis on May 16

This is a bit of a different post than I usually write–I wanted to share with you that I am going to be walking in the Arthritis Foundation walk on May 16 in St. Louis, hopefully with my daughter and husband, too. I have two reasons very close to my heart why I chose to raise money for the fight against arthritis. The first is my lovely and talented and […]

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Stress Busters for Moms and Writers: Body
By     |    Feb 20, 2014
Posted in: Aging, Family, Spirit Lady, Writing     |    10 Comments

Stress Busters for Moms and Writers: Body

Have the planets aligned in a certain dysfunctional pattern or is the winter blahs just hitting everyone harder this year? My peeps are seriously stressed. I swear if I hear “polar vortex” one more time I’m gonna karate chop the TV. Whatever the reason for everyone’s depression, lack of energy, and overall bad mood, I thought it would be the perfect time to pep you up with some of my […]

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Love in the Land of Dementia (Book Review)
By     |    Dec 24, 2013
Posted in: Advocating, Aging, Family, Sandwich Lady     |    3 Comments

Love in the Land of Dementia (Book Review)

Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey by Deborah Shouse Publisher: Central Recovery Press Review by Margo L. Dill (The Sandwich Lady) The holiday season can often bring anxiety and depression for caregivers and their loved ones. What is refreshing about Deborah Shouse’s book is that she offers hope, practical advice and inspiration for caregivers, especially those whose loved ones suffer from Alzheimer’s disease in […]

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Being a Medicare Advocate
By     |    Oct 22, 2013
Posted in: Advocating, Aging, Sandwich Lady     |    9 Comments

Being a Medicare Advocate

I’m back to the advocacy topic that I talked about before. Some of you in the Sandwich Generation or with aging parents will face the Medicare system when you are dealing with someone in the hospital. In my case, that someone was my mom during her knee surgery. I won’t go into all the details about her condition, but basically, she had the surgery on a Monday, was supposed to […]

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The Memory of the Sandwich Generation or Pay Attention, Margo!
By     |    Oct 8, 2013
Posted in: Aging, Family, Humor, Parenting, Sandwich Lady     |    13 Comments

The Memory of the Sandwich Generation or Pay Attention, Margo!

Life always seems to get in the way of what I planned to write for my Sandwich Generation posts, and it’s happened again. I know some of you are waiting to hear more about being an advocate for loved 0nes, but I am feeling called instead to post about another problem Sandwich Generationers  have–our lack of memory and ability to do silly things because: We have a lack of sleep […]

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Advocating in the Hospital
By     |    Oct 1, 2013
Posted in: Advocating, Aging, Family, Parenting, Sandwich Lady     |    5 Comments

Advocating in the Hospital

This is a picture of my mom and stepson last Saturday. She’s doing great; and as you can tell, she is a fun, special, intelligent lady who is a real go-getter. On June 17, she went into the hospital for total knee replacement surgery. She was told she would be going home on June 20 with some  home health care and physical therapy after that. Well. . . as some […]

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Helping My Parents with THEIR OWN DVD Player
By     |    Sep 24, 2013
Posted in: Aging, Family, Grandparents, Parents and technology, Sandwich Lady     |    10 Comments

Helping My Parents with THEIR OWN DVD Player

When I first started blogging about the Sandwich Generation, I shared a story about helping my dad put the cell phone on “vibrator.” Events with my parents (who are in their mid-70s) and technology seem to happen every day. My almost 3-year-old daughter has taught them all about Angry Birds, although Grandpa still can’t get the birds to go up–they fly flat, crash, and burn. But the best story lately […]

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