Welcome to my blog. If you have arrived at this blog because you are caring for a loved one, I want to welcome you. This can be a hard but rewarding journey. My name is Pat, and I cared for my mother for ten years as she became increasingly ill with dementia and diabetes. Now, I want to help others learn about caretaking strategies and about the health and medical industry in general. I love to write, but this is my very first attempt at writing a blog. Typically, I just do a lot of journaling and list making. Thank you for reading and best wishes with your situation and the health of your loved one.