When you told me the other day how my mom is showing signs of agitation, that she resists re-direction, gets into everything, and that she sometimes makes fists and gives dirty looks, I was really … read more.
My family met with hospice yesterday and my mother qualifies for care under the diagnosis of "debility," also known as failure to thrive. It's my understanding that mom didn't qualify under … read more.
My mother, who has advanced Alzheimer's disease, had a grand mal seizure last Thursday that left her unconscious and earned her a trip to the hospital. She's back home and appears to be recovered, … read more.
The Alzheimer's Association's 2013 Facts & Figures Report came out yesterday. It's not good. Unlike other disease with decreasing numbers that are being managed or cured, Alzheimer's disease … read more.
Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar. ~ Bradley Millar My mother loves all animals. As I watched my mother and father take … read more.
My brother-in-law shared this inspirational video of Pat Summitt, who recently retired as Head Coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols, due to her diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Now I'm not … read more.
I stumbled across this short video of a dear couple in Canada who are living with early-onset dementia. The husband was diagnosed in 2008, and his wife is his caregiver. The wife's gentle spirit … read more.
In "Mom Update: February 2013" I wrote about how quickly mom's disease is progressing and how it might be something in addition to or instead of Alzheimer's disease. Oh we've been calling it … read more.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings, given to us to learn from. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross "I think your mom has about a year," is all I remember from my first … read more.