Ruth Update: Something isn’t right . . .

(ICK WARNING)  Mom has been vomiting for about a week now what is being described as a dark to light brown substance.  It’s just once a day in the morning or evening and it’s a small amount.  She’s also lost 10 pounds in a month.  Other than the weight loss and her vomit episodes, mom […]

This Is My Grown Up Christmas Wish

All I Want For Christmas Alzheimer’s Disease Greeting Cards by awarenessgifts Create cards on zazzle.

Ruth Update: December Visit from My Hubby!

My husband Vince recently had the good fortune of visiting Minneapolis for business.  And this was a great opportunity to visit my family while there!  Vince did the usual things with my dad and brother that included going to a locally famous hamburger joint to eat “Juicy Lucys,” watching Monday Night Football, and then going […]

Ruth Update: Feeding The Birds

Mom’s new caregivers have started texting me photos of mom using their camera phone.   So while it’s not the best image, it’s still very much appreciated and I enjoy the updates immensely.  This picture of my mom feeding the birds was recently sent along with the caption “Ruth has become our resident bird feeder.  She […]

One Memory

I would hold on to the sweet memory of scooping my young children into my arms after they’ve played outside on a warm summer day, kissing them on their sweaty necks and taking in their delicious scent, smelling all their imaginary play, their new discoveries, their hopes and dreams. But this isn’t how it plays […]

Ruth Update: Happy Halloween!

This just in!  A text photo from my mom’s new caregiver!  This is the first text I’ve received from my mom’s Assisted Living Home that I’m thrilled to receive because it helps close the miles between us.  For those of you who don’t know, my mom was diagnosed with probable Alzheimer’s in 2005 when she […]

Mom Update: September 2012

Visiting family and friends in Minnesota is one of my favorite things to do, but it always goes by too fast.  With my mom in the mid-stages of Alzheimer’s disease and her recent move to an Assisted Living Home, I feel the need to visit more often.  If you’ve seen “The Stages of Alzheimer’s and […]

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: What Do We Know?

The National Institute on Aging, part of the NIH has just published a 24-page booklet about Alzheimer’s disease — what it is, prevention strategies and what we can do to help fight this disease.   It’s a general overview that’s easy to read for those of you who may be in your own race. Preventing Alzheimer’s […]