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The Thief in The Night.

My mother has been the victim of a cruel thief. One that sneaks in when nobody sees and steals such small amounts that nobody notices at first, but eventually the thief gets bolder and takes more and more and there’s little we can do to stop it. 518 more words

Parenting

A Daughter, forgotten

I woke up at 5 am today. Couldn’t go back to sleep. Couldn’t stop thinking about my mother. I went to see her yesterday. She’s in the late stages of Alzheimer’s and now has brain cancer. 417 more words

Creative Writing

Alzheimer’s? Early diagnosis can be critical

Many conditions can cause forgetfulness. Early diagnosis can determine whether a person has something that can be easily treated.

How many of us have misplaced a set of keys or a piece of paper and worried about whether we are experiencing some sort of dementia?

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Myrna Driedger

Support for Those Giving Support

Yesterday, Tia talked about caregivers taking some time for themselves.

Today, she looks at the importance of caregiver support groups, which are available at many adult day programs.

Aging

Honoring My Momma: Day 8 of 75

My mom loved bright colors, primarily orange and yellow. When I was a little girl she used to do dried and silk flower arrangements. I’m sad we never took pictures of those arrangements and this was waaaaaay before the internet, Pintrest, Facebook, etc. 203 more words

Family

Lost in Art

Arts and craft project for those with dementia and their family carers

Lost flier for September 2014 pdf

Dementia

Meeting the needs of persons with younger onset dementia and their supporters

There are many different types of dementia. I happen to believe it’s possible to live well with dementia.

That’s why I wished to travel to Robertsbridge from London Charing Cross to see Charmaine and family, and to give her a copy of my… 1,282 more words

Dementia