Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

An Unexpected Gift

Since the weather is supposed to be awful beginning this evening and lasting through the weekend, I made a point of getting over to the nursing home. Mom, as always, was seated in her wheelchair with a pillow behind her … Continue reading

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Yesterday

My sense is that we are weeks away from the end.  According to the staff at the nursing home, Mom refuses all food and almost all drink.  She is further way mentally than she’s ever been.  She laughs unexpectedly, at … Continue reading

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One Step Further

What a weird experience the whole end-of-life thing is for those who will remain behind. Mom continues her gradual decline.  In a phone conversation on Monday, her Hospice nurse told me that we’re looking at weeks now, perhaps as much … Continue reading

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Not Much To Say

And for that, I should probably be grateful. ********** Mom continues to heal from her last fall.  The laceration on her right brow has closed and I assume the fracture to the bony orbit of her eye is stabilizing.  The … Continue reading

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Left Behind

Watching Mom succumb to Alzheimer’s is like running toward a bus stop where someone I love has just gotten on the bus and is riding away and I have all these things I want to say and maybe find a … Continue reading

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One Foot on the Path

I signed my mom onto Hospice yesterday. This was not as traumatic a moment for me as it might have been because I volunteered with Hospice for three years.  I know how it works, know the drill, and know how … Continue reading

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Stick a Fork in Me

I’m done, as the saying goes. Got a call from the nursing home at 9 pm.  Mom was in extreme pain, but refusing all meds, spitting them out, refusing to eat, inconsolable, incoherent, afraid.  Extreme pain does that to a … Continue reading

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