Monthly Archives: December 2012

Deep Breath, Start Counting

Last night, after putting Mom to bed to read herself to sleep, I noticed it had begun to snow.  Because she likes snow so much, I went upstairs and tapped on her door.  When I opened it, she was sitting … Continue reading

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Newtown, CT

There’s been a lot (too much) media regarding the horrific shooting in Newtown, CT that left so many children and adults dead.  I’m not going to belabor the topic here.  I’m not going to debate the pros and cons of … Continue reading

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Doctor, Why Does It Hurt When I Do This?

When you love someone with dementia, it feels like your life is eroding piece by piece.  I don’t mean the daily grind of caring for them, the slip and slide beneath your feet as the ground you thought was solid turns … Continue reading

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Clear As Mud

Thanksgiving came and went without a single telephone call to my mother from her family.  She has two other daughters, two grand-daughters, three grandsons, and two of her seven great-grandchildren are in their twenties, certainly old enough to give the old girl a … Continue reading

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