Monthly Archives: June 2013

Addendum

Only because this was too cute not to share.  Two-year-old Ellery and her 89-year-old great-grandmother converse over vanilla ice cream. Advertisements

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And Then There Are Even Better Days

Since I moved my mom to my house (three hours away from where she used to live), she doesn’t get to see much of her extended family or few remaining friends anymore.  My sister Colby gets down when she can, as … Continue reading

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And Then There Are The Good Days

Past week or so with Mom has been pretty damned fine.  She’s staying hydrated (makes an enormous difference in her behavior) and seems on a generally even keel emotionally/behaviorally.  She makes an obvious effort to help out, to not cause … Continue reading

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The Up-Side

I wish I could write a funny blog.  There were a few moments back in the first incarnation of this blog when I managed to come up with a chuckle or two, but then Alzheimer’s came into my life and … Continue reading

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Tap Dancing

Don’t know how true this is for the rest of you, but this little red hen is a creature of habit.  I like my routines.  I like knowing when I’m going to do something and how it’s probably going to … Continue reading

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A Different Sort of Family

One of the best things I’ve done for myself since becoming my mother’s caretaker is to join an Alzheimer’s Support Group. Seven months into my caretakership, I was flagging.  Exhausted.  Spent both emotionally and  physically.  I was tired all the … Continue reading

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Fall Guy

Couple months ago, I joined an Alzheimer’s support group.  I also took four two-hour classes offered by the Alzheimer’s Association.  We discussed the disease itself (comfortably different for every single person it strikes; can you hear my sarcasm?).  We talked … Continue reading

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