Tag Archives: Alzheimers

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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Whose Room is This?

I have a sense that my mother is edging into a new stage of her dementia. A few times, lately, I have arrived to visit and it seems like her mind is going through options of who I might be. … Continue reading

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Quarantine

The flu has come around again, and the nursing home has isolated everyone in their rooms until it passes.  Visitors are not encouraged, but if you do come you are asked to wear a mask.  For the first few days … Continue reading

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Mood Changes

Oh, my, the swift and fierce emotional shifts we’ve been seeing!  Apparently, by law the dosage of antidepressants must be reduced several times a year to assess whether they are still needed.  My mother’s dosage was cut in half about … Continue reading

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Six Months Gone

It’s been a bit over six months now, since my mother moved out of our house and into the county medical care facility (a.k.a. nursing home).  Looking back, it was a terribly painful experience, giving up on her.  I expended … Continue reading

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Appreciating the Current State

It seems like we’ve hit a plateau that I can live with comfortably.  My mother can’t complete a sentence because she loses her train of thought before it is done, but she also is very compliant and pleasant to be … Continue reading

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Preparing for an Absence

We are going away on a vacation and I’m beginning to worry how my mother is going to take it.  Sometimes when I show up to visit, she’ll say something along the lines of, “Oh, where have you been?  I thought … Continue reading

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