The Alzheimer’s Storm II: Caregiver Stress

An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.    ~  G. K. Chesterton Parenting is one of the hardest jobs there is, and I’m pretty sure the fierce animal love we have for our children is what makes it possible to parent day after day without drowning ourselves in the bath water. So it’s sort of a […]

In The Alzheimer’s Storm

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.     ~  Willa Cather I am quite often asked how my mother is doing.  While I am grateful for the care and concern for my mom, the truth is, mom lives in a bubble or as I like to think of it […]

Wandering and Getting Lost — How To Keep Your Loved One Safe

Too often, I read about people with dementia who go missing.  We have never lost my mom, but there have been times when we she was out of sight and a low-grade panic set in.  Like when you suddenly realize you don’t know where your three-year-old is, losing sight of a dementia sufferer is just […]

Mom Is Happy and Well

My mom’s 10 Day Care Conference, which was really 12 days, went well.  They love her there.  Mom is upbeat and happy and she still hugs everyone.   She enjoys helping with chores and is able to remain focused long enough to finish small jobs.  Mom is sleeping and eating well and enjoys spending time […]

Social Workers Make a Difference!

My mom’s new home has a “10 Day Care Conference” scheduled for today.  When we admitted mom into this Residential Facility, we told them all about mom and where she’s at in terms of her Alzheimer’s diagnosis.  Now, after 10 days, Richfield Senior Suites will tell us what they think.  This is standard procedure and […]