"Dear Tony is a beautiful story that shares with readers the love, humour, immense dedication, and grief of caregiving. Sheridan illustrates the inner tests, contemplations and revelations of the journey and life changes caregivers face, while offering practical tips. A perfect gift for anyone who may be facing the challenges of loss and other peculiarities of dementia."

Karen Quemby, MA Alzheimer Society of Muskoka

  "Writing is hard, very hard, especially when the situation is so close personally. You have to balance your emotions and memories with detachment and that takes GUTS."

Janet Lewis, Professor Emerita, York University, Toronto

  "Dear Tony is a real story of love and passion - how two people must navigate together the loss of health and the inevitability of being separated by life's course. I found myself waking this morning wanting to hold my husband close to me, as Sherry's story reminds me that this is a fate we all must live as we age, in one form or another. An inspiring read."

June Elder, B.A. Gerontology, B.A. Sociology

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The Royal Wedding

Uncategorized | May 19, 2018

Commitment to each other and the power of love.The ring on your finger and fulfilling a dream. Happy days. Reiterated between today’s enchanted and deliriously happy bride and groom. They are looking forward, many of us are looking back with full hearts. When you’re caregiving for a spouse it’s hard to feel starry-eyed sometimes, I […]

It’s All a Puzzle

Uncategorized | April 29, 2018

It’s All a Puzzle A television documentary this week impacted me when I followed the dedication and resourcefulness of the caregiver, a young woman whose husband has Multiple Sclerosis.  Two of Alice Cook’s quotes resonated. “I just don’t think about the emotional side,” she says. “You get numb because you’re so busy. I literally don’t […]

Waiting for Spring

Uncategorized | March 11, 2018

…Let the world slip away On this almost perfect afternoon Can’t we stay in bed all day? Just this one day This golden Sunday with you On this sunny Sunday it is, as the lyrics go, an almost perfect afternoon. With Molly Johnson’s “Messin’ Around” CD jazzing up my space, I’m thinking about how time […]

Looking to the Horizon

Uncategorized | February 14, 2018

Despite using a ruler and measuring, I somehow can’t draw a straight line. Might it be that my own horizon is crooked? Today, February 14th, I dislike the Valentine’s aspect, because my heart is still bereft. The logic behind reverently unwrapping the two small bears with heart-shaped angel wings seemed questionable; they were a gift […]

Soothing the Soul

Uncategorized | January 21, 2018

Tony began to retire upstairs earlier in the evening. He was at his best in mornings. By late afternoon his energy was spent, he tried his best to stay upright for an hour after eating to let his supper settle. He needed more help preparing for bed, and our established routine was that he would […]

My Ideas on Caregivers’ Circle of Life

Uncategorized | January 15, 2018

I’ve noticed magazine advertisements depicting today’s “seniors” as more youthful both  in appearance and lifestyle than even ten years ago. Anyone whose circumstances include jingle and folding money in their wallet and a personal health rating better than Good is truly fortunate. Partners are hopefully well-matched and can set a brisk pace, wanting to cover […]

A Little Night Music

Uncategorized | January 5, 2018

Oldie goldie ballads and days of yore crooners evoke heartfelt emotions. The music and lyrics are pleasing to the ear. Anyone can hum along nowadays to specialty T-V channels, radio or CD releases. The resurgence of turntables and LP’s might pique your interest if they’re stashed in the basement or attic I recall as a […]

Deep Freeze

Uncategorized | December 28, 2017

Deep Freeze   Last night the temperature outdoors dropped to -30° and as 2:00 a.m. approached, the electricity conked out.  All was still in the building, but for the sounds of snapping cold and creaking construction.   It felt isolating and I felt unprepared for the unknown ahead with no emergency reserves at the ready. […]

Dreamcatcher

Uncategorized | December 24, 2017

It’s Christmas Eve day. Amid the usual hustle bustle of activity, let’s allow ourselves to enjoy those special moments fill our hearts and minds with fond reminiscence. Opening the package from my far-away friend on Christmas Eve was always special. Sitting in the candlelit living room when pets and hubby were abed, unwrapping her gift […]

Happy Birthday, Tony

Uncategorized | November 20, 2017

Feathery snowflakes on Tony’s birthday, they look like soft kisses. Oh how I miss him. Wiped a single tear, followed then by a half-smile of amusement. I do miss him. But not all day every day. Part of the missing is what we once had, the comfort of routines, income, and being a partner. Ahh, […]

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