Once you have accepted that a care facility is the only way to proceed if both you and your spouse are to survive the progression of the chronic illness, and you have chosen a facility that is appropriate for your spouse, the next step is to adjust to your new role as care giver.
Question: What are your hopes and wishes for the new year?
It is our fantasy, our illusion, our wishful thinking (supported by the movie industry and our own values) that as we age or become ill, we will be cared for by our ever-smiling and patient spouses and children, surrounded by our loving, laughing, cherubic grandchildren whose sole wish is to hug and kiss us and listen to our stories.
The first national conference of non-Jewish Poles, who care for Jewish heritage sites in Poland, has just taken place.
For numerous reasons the most active time for Jewish events in Poland is the summer.
I have been writing about the need for caregivers to acknowledge the changes in themselves as their physical and mental capabilities change.
I have often written about the importance of acknowledging someone's pain and showing appreciation for what they have done for us.
Question: Whom would you like to see as the next prime minister of Israel?
Over the last three weeks I have written about caregivers needing to accept their limitations and make changes accordingly.
On Thursday August 21 an unusual ceremony took place at the Baudouina Orphanage in Warsaw, Poland.
Well spouses need to re-evaluate often their situation and how they are relating to their loved ones.
Jewish art in Poland, as in other places throughout the world, comes from two sources: art by Jews or art by gentiles about Jews.
Question: Whom would you rather see as first lady - Cindy McCain or Michelle Obama?
There was a time when I wore a message button daily. I wore it more to remind myself of the message than anyone else reading it.
The museum at the Auschwitz death camp is warning that its historic buildings will collapse without funding from world governments.
As time moves on, and we get older, what we can do changes.
I have written several articles, in the past years, about the Well Spouse Foundation. I became a member of this organization decades ago.
During the construction work carried out in the city of Radom workers found a number of richly polychromatic (multi-colored) matzevot (tombstones) beneath the ground.
Thank you for your letters. I received so many letters on this topic asking me what a person can do to help, if mentioning weight is counterproductive.
The Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow is one of the most important and largest events of its kind in the world.
I have spent the last few articles discussing what, I have come to believe, are abusive comments made to overweight people in the guise of caring and acceptability.
Question: What's on your summer reading list?
Last week I shared a letter from a gentleman who felt it was appropriate to comment on people's weight.
A few weeks ago I wrote about the ceremony in Poznan, rededicating the Jewish cemetery, in which the famous Rabbi Akiva Eiger is interred.
Dear Ms. Novick: There once was a time when I sincerely believed that I was open-minded regarding people who are overweight.