She Has Been Very Confused

She Has Been Very Confused

Momma has mid-stage advancing Alzheimer’s. Most of the time, Momma is happy and upbeat. She recognizes her confusion, and she is good at making light of the situation. Things have changed recently. Momma has seemed more confused and even sad as of late. It is very...
The Bridge is Out

The Bridge is Out

I had the opportunity to talk with a wonderful lady who is the main caregiver for her mother.  She expressed great concern for her mother, who has Alzheimer’s and her sister, who is living in a land we call “denial”.  Other people call that land...
Where in the World is….

Where in the World is….

I remember the “Where’s Waldo” books and puzzles from my daughter’s growing up years.  I enjoyed them as much as she did.  Recently, my husband and I felt like we were playing “Where’s Waldo”, except we were not looking for...
I’m Bored

I’m Bored

Momma’s sense of time and space are shot to…. well you know the rest of that saying.  She called me last night stating she was bored.  She announced she had not done one single thing all day. As Alzheimer’s progresses, our loved ones cannot discern...
Hurricane Irma and Dementia

Hurricane Irma and Dementia

These past few days have been stressful around my part of the world. We watched as Hurricane Harvey left its mark on Texas, and we sat in fear as we waited for Hurricane Irma to have her say on Texas, Georgia, and northwards. We waited, wondered, feared, and prayed....
Three Things I Learned About Caregiving While on Vacation

Three Things I Learned About Caregiving While on Vacation

I recently had the fun of taking Momma on a short vacation. We visited my daughter in Florida, and Momma had a blast. I did, also, but I learned a few caregiving lessons. Let me share them with you today. 1. Elastic pants are BEST 2. Not every bathroom is handicapped...
Young Folks Need to Understand

Young Folks Need to Understand

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to four high school classes about dementia.  This was an entirely new experience for me.  High school students are not exactly my target audience, but they are certainly feeling the effects of dementia in their world. We know...