Category: Alzheimers

Toast

Toast for breakfast, toast for lunch. Toast for dinner if I had a hunch. Toast in the morn and toast at night, toast with jelly or it just ain’t right. Toast is her fodder. Toast is her fuel. Toast is her meal instead of my gruel.   Mom likes her toast. She has bread, english muffins, […]


Sometimes A Memory, Sometimes Not

Mom asked about Paul (the Seattle son) this morning. I’m off so I was around the house and she came in asking if Paul was coming this weekend. I told her no, he was here about a month ago. Mom couldn’t recall seeing him. She didn’t belabor the fact, but just went back to her […]


New Day?

4/18/2014: Mom started talking about wanting to take a walk, it is 8:30pm. She mentions that she won’t because she is full from too much food at dinner. It was a Happy Meal at 6:15. She says she should have weighed herself before she went on vacation. She said she’ll have to weigh herself when […]


More Fog

Mom got up this Saturday morning, a bit early, and had her coat, gloves and glasses. She came out of the bedroom asking where her purse and wallet were as she was going out. She thought someone was going to pick her up. She doesn’t know who. Doesn’t know when, just somewhere in her thoughts […]


The Constant Reminder of the Frailty of the Human Mind

Mom got up this Saturday morning, a bit early, and had her coat, gloves and glasses. She came out of the bedroom asking where her purse and wallet were as she was going out. She thought someone was going to pick her up. She doesn’t know who. Doesn’t know when, just somewhere in her thoughts […]


Another Day

4/9/14: Started the day taking Mom to the hospital to have some blood work done. I didn’t warn her last night. Times before when we have told her that she will be going to the doctors it has resulted in anxiety and stress. We felt it best to just let her have a restful night […]


Start of a Bad Day?

Could be the start of a bad day for Mom. It was a first. She has always known who I am. I have never for a moment thought she was unsure of  me. She has done this with her daughter like I have mentioned, but never me. This morning as I was getting ready to […]


The Importance of Communication

Mom went with Joe, her son, yesterday. She went to lunch and a walk we were told. The event took about 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Kathy saw Joe when he picked her up. When Kathy got home from doing Saturday chores she was back home. I got home from work, prepared dinner, had Mom set […]


The Responsibility of Caring for Elders

Joe didn’t take Mom last weekend. It was the weekend after we had our break. I wasn’t surprised. Kathy told me that Joe’s Kathy has the weekend off so he will just get Mom on Saturday for lunch and a walk in the mall. I guess her time off this weekend must be pretty important. […]


The Challenges of Spring

With spring comes yard work and days spent outdoors. A relief for most, a concern for us. Before I get into it, Paul came and went. Seems like a long weekend goes by way to quickly when you are with people you love and know their stay is limited. We got stuff done on Mom’s […]


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