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A Quick Cognitive Test

A Quick Cognitive Test

Today’s message is two-fold. Running across this blog and the cognitive test could be your next step. The second message is learn tunnel vision, simply do what is in front of you and don’t worry about the rest. One thing at a time will keep you moving...
It’s Easy To Get Faked Out

It’s Easy To Get Faked Out

  Yesterday, I received a call from Brookdale Senior Living saying that they were running low on Ducolax, a medication that Mom takes.  I supply this for her because it is an over-the-counter item I can buy in bulk and one that Brookdale can distribute to Mom...
The Stag Who Brought Comfort

The Stag Who Brought Comfort

A very odd and unfortunate scenario unfolded a few months ago which involved a family acquaintance passing away.  My mother had known this deceased person since 1st grade when they went to grammar school together.  They remained friends all their lives until he...
Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day this year was as unpredictable as any other day and quite different from the scenario at Easter.  Mom’s moods vary with this disease from day-to-day.  Therefore, what works for me to navigate around one day, or even one minute, doesn’t work another, not...
When Personal Hygiene Takes a Back Seat

When Personal Hygiene Takes a Back Seat

Mom’s personal hygiene has declined more than usual lately.  She hugged me hello, and both she and her apartment smelled off.  I was also very troubled to see the sweat suit she was wearing be riddled with holes and food stains. The strongest source of the smell came...
Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

It’s been a while since I’ve written. I’ve mentioned this before, but I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to blog about Mom with dementia.  It’s hard enough living through it.  I didn’t realize the full impact of how hard it would be to share and re-live an...