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Thoughts on a Birthday

I did not think I’d be adding to this blog, now that my mother has passed away. Today, however, would have been her 92nd birthday. We often laughed at how her birthday frequently landed on Friday the 13th. Without realizing … Continue reading

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Final Post

Next week, we will be having my Mother’s memorial service at a local nature center. She finally passed away in April following a stroke. I felt relief for her that her long ordeal of dementia was finally over and that … Continue reading

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Waiting Game

I thought my mother’s stroke was the beginning of the end. It may still be, but in the last week she has recovered her ability to swallow to some degree, although it exhausts her. The speech therapist is working with … Continue reading

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Some Days Are Just Like That

I don’t know if it is a chemical thing, or processing going on in my brain, or just what we used to refer to as “bio-rhythms”. I have just been out of sorts lately. When I am like this, even … Continue reading

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The End of the Money

My mother is 90, and she is almost out of her life savings. We knew that, in Michigan at least, there is a safety net when one gets below $2000 in their bank account they are allowed to apply for … Continue reading

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Grouchy Week

It has been a little disheartening this week, visiting my mother. She has been so agitated and angry, with little clue as to why. My only recourse has been to work on distracting and cheering her up and so far … Continue reading

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Interpersonal Relations With Dementia

I was over visiting Mother yesterday, joining her at concert by a little bell choir from a local church, in the dining room. She always loved music (and performing), so I figured we could enjoy it together. As we settled into our … Continue reading

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