Tag Archives: Dementia

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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Wigs Are Burning

Life with Mom and Living with Lymphoma Brian threatened to set my wig on fire the other night.  I was being a back seat driver and he wanted my decision to stop giving my unsolicited directions to be meaningful and … 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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Lions and Tigers and Bears

I sat in on a Fraud and Exploitation Prevention workshop at an Alzheimer’s and other Dementias Caregiver’s Conference last week.  I’ve been worried that Mom will fall for a phone or mail scam that will wreak havoc on our lives, … Continue reading

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People, Places, and Promises

Last weekend, I braced myself as I strategized how I’d get through the upcoming week. I had so many extra things planned and I wasn’t sure how I’d get them all in with having the normal things to deal with … Continue reading

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A Clear Perspective

Life with Mom —-This is a story of a shared life with Mom after her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease.— Every seventy seconds, another person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).  And although I knew the statistics were attention-grabbing, putting it … Continue reading

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Please don’t forget the dog

Life with Mom —-This is a story of a shared life with Mom after her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease.— May 25, 2013 Last week, my mother went out for the evening in her car.  The phone rang about an hour … Continue reading

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