Category Archives: Life with Mom

Fruit Fly Living

Before I write some thoughts about today, I want to announce the winners of the book “Live Like a Fruit Fly”. Ferne and Donna! I will be in touch with you ladies and will arrange to get the books to … Continue reading

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Mama Bear

Almost four months ago, I gave my mother up and moved her in to a facility.  “Gave her up” is what I feel like I did, meaning I could no longer be her caregiver.  I feel in some ways that … Continue reading

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The Space Ship Has Landed

Life with Mom In her good-natured way, my mother tells me every day that she’s homeless.  I stopped telling her that she’s not homeless because it seems to upset her because she thinks that I don’t believe her or I’m … Continue reading

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Fellow Travelers

“Life with Mom and Living with Lymphoma” I headed out to an Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s conference last week and didn’t get very far.  First, I was late leaving my house because my mother was having a mini crisis thinking that her … Continue reading

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Pleasant Confusion

“Life with Mom” My mother’s confusion surfaces every day…sometimes multiple times a day.  And her bewilderment usually surrounds her home, or in her mind, her lack of a home.   She told me yesterday that she needs to find a place … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Have a Home”

Living with Lymphoma and a Mother who has Dementia My mother says this or something similar to me almost every night.  She asks who owns the house we’re in and who’s in charge.  She recognizes her bed and wants to … Continue reading

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The Art of Surrendering

The waving of the white flag has been somewhat continuous over the last year here.  From making a conscious decision to not drive any more, to agreeing to surrender her license, my mother has had to let a lot of … Continue reading

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