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Monday's Musing - The Phone Call

When your parent has Alzheimer’s disease and lives in memory care, you learn to dread “the phone call.”  Early on you get calls like, “Hi, your mom’s PIP account (forgot what that stands for) is out of funds and she is scheduled for the hair salon lady today,” or “Hello, your mom is out of briefs and needs new ones right away.”  (That call… 521 more words


5 Herbs and Spices for Dementia

Two of the leading causes of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and stroke, but the natural world has supplied us with a multitude of resources to combat all three. 574 more words


Quandaries and solutions

Life goes on with its ups and downs and you think, ‘I really must write my blog‘.  But then you think ‘I better not write that… 590 more words

My Alzheimer's Journal

Losing Things

My mother has been losing things for years. I wasn’t around when it started, but I’ve seen what she’s lost over the past seven years. 361 more words

Kitchen safety for persons with Alzheimer’s disease

The kitchen is often called the heart of the home. Make it safe for a person with Alzheimer’s with these tips:

• Install childproof door latches on storage cabinets and drawers designated for breakable or dangerous items. 74 more words


Celebrating Mother's Day when your mum no longer knows you

I can’t say exactly when my mum forgot who I was. But one day out of the blue about two years ago, she asked me if my mother was still alive. 1,271 more words


Is There a Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

There is often confusion between the definition of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is not a specific disease.  378 more words

Memory Care