Category Archives: Dementia

Precious Little That’s New

Hi, everyone. Over the past few days, I’ve gained some new followers (Welcome!) and it’s made me realize how little I’ve posted recently about…anything. Believe me, it’s not because I don’t care. Some of my lapse is caused by busyness. … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Alzheimer's, Caretaker, Challenge, Dementia, Essays, Family | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Shoveling Shit Uphill with a Sieve

One of the most difficult things caretakers of Alzheimer’s patients have to deal with is their hatred of the job.  I’m fairly open regarding my feelings, but even so I’m often bowed by guilt over the depth of my negative … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's, Caretaker, Dementia, Essays, Family, Guilt, Mother, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Good News, Bad News, Rough Night

I’ll start with the good news.  The rest will sort itself out. When my mom moved in last September (HAS IT ALREADY BEEN ALMOST A YEAR???!?), one of the tasks I set myself was to find someplace — any place … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's, Caretaker, Dementia, Family, Horses, Therapeutic Riding | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Alzheimer's, Challenge, Dementia, Family, Life | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Just One of Those Things

Mom was in the yard the other day, watching me chuck a tennis ball for my dog Holly to chase.  Mom said, “It’s amazing how well she does with only one eye.”  (Holly was blinded in her left eye when she was a … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's, Caretaker, Dementia, Family | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Affirmation

I have this friend I’ve known almost forever.  Seriously.  The only people we’ve known longer than each other is our birth families. We’ve gone through a lot together.  Some of it we’ve shared and some of it we spent on the … Continue reading

Posted in Affirmation, Alzheimer's, Caretaker, Dementia, Depression, Friendship | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Alzheimer's, Dementia, Family, Life, Mother | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments