Category Archives: Dementia

Something New

I haven’t posted for 5 months, because it has been just the status quo with my mother. A steady, gradual decline in her cognitive abilities, various mishaps with lost or broken hearing amplifiers, glasses, teeth, wheel chair. Tonight, 2:45 am, I … Continue reading

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Stuttering?

Here’s a surprising new development. This week I was sitting with my mother, chatting comfortably about what was “new”, and as she attempted to remark on something that caught her attention out the window, she suddenly got stuck on a … Continue reading

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Indignant Day

Boy, my mother was so angry today! I showed up to her room and she was looking out her window into the nice courtyard where people were sitting in their wheelchairs enjoying the fresh breezes. She looked at me wide-eyed … Continue reading

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Back to “Normal”

My mother’s antidepressant dosages has been back to its normal level for over a week and the difference in her attitude is night and day.  She looks good, she is smiling, and she even seems a bit more aware of … Continue reading

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Photo Albums

It’s getting hard to visit my mother, although I go three times a week.  I try to bring something to show her so we can talk about it, because otherwise there is really nothing to say.  I mean, even if … Continue reading

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Nursing Home – Week 3

We are getting used to having my Mother not living here anymore.  We’ve had her carpet cleaned and removed her hospital bed.  We are preparing to rearrange the room as a normal guest room.  We had not lived here long before … Continue reading

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Nursing Home – Week 2

We’ve seen some improvement, so let’s put off the despair for another month.  The last 2 or 3 visits have brought back more positive reviews.  After about a week, she seemed less depressed and listless, not angry, either.  She still … Continue reading

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