TAKE ME HOME!!

TAKE ME HOME!!

We enjoy visiting Momma. She has advanced Alzheimer's and lives in a skilled nursing community. When she sees her family, her first words are "GET ME OUTTA HERE!" Her next words are usually, "I want to go home". That sentence will be followed by, "Can I go with you...

GET ME OUT OF HERE!!!

GET ME OUT OF HERE!!!

(Momma's first daytime nap in three months.  She needed it, and I loved the hugs.) My mama, Vera, has advanced Alzheimer's.  The doctor has recently confirmed my suspicion that she also has Parkinson's.  This means Momma deals with a great deal of confusion in her own...

Dementia And Necklaces???

Dementia And Necklaces???

Dementia and Necklaces??? I am old enough to be experiencing menopause, and “NO” you don’t need to know any more than that. So, don’t ask! This week I was dressed in a nice business appropriate outfit, complete with necklace, bracelet, rings, earrings, and probably a...

Life Can Change So Dang QUICKLY!

Life Can Change So Dang QUICKLY!

My husband and I enjoy walking with our miniature Dachshund, Zoe.  We do a one and half mile trek several times a day.  While walking one morning, I noticed this magnolia bloom.  It was so small and beautiful, and it was just waiting to bloom and make the world smell...

I Just Want To Hide

I Just Want To Hide

There are THOSE days.  You've had them.  The days when you felt as if the world was closing in on you.  The days when you thought, "if one more problem comes my way, I'm gonna scream".  The days when you just wanted to hide.  I've had several of those, lately.  UGH!...

I Need To Chill!

I Need To Chill!

Type A personality.  On the DISC Personality survery, she registers as a low "D" and high "I".  No surprise.  She wants things done correctly the first time, and she would rather fix a problem yesterday than do it today.  See the need?  Fix it.  See a way to make life...

Dementia and Clothing That is Uncomfortable

Dementia and Clothing That is Uncomfortable

Raise your hand if you enjoy wearing clothes that are uncomfortable.  I tell my husband,  "We should not think about our underwear, socks or shoes during the process of the day.  They should only come to mind when it is time to put on PJ's."  If you are spending time...

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