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Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

I’m in need of a bit of serenity myself. Mom is in hospital, and things are way below what we wish. It is a bit overwhelming. 79 more words

Coping With Dementia

Entertaining My Parents: My Duty

Every time I’d gone back to my mother’s to visit, my youngers sister would say, with this sour, jealous tone, “eldest sister, when mom sees you, she’d be extremely happy!” 287 more words


Thank you

A very thoughtful post by Gill about the relationship between caregivers and care recipients inspired this post. Please read it, she writes beautifully about her reaction (as a person with dementia) towards caregivers when they blog about their trials. 238 more words


Looking Back 2014...

I’ve had a pretty mixed year, I think. On the one hand, I’ve spent some beautiful times meeting old friends, traveling and seeing new places, tasting new foods. 449 more words



Back when I was young, we had a couple of mango trees in our yard. They didn’t fruit all that often, but when the combination of weather and fertiliser was right, they would be covered with mango blooms. 201 more words


Reality Check

Mom is back from hospital, and physically she is much improved. No more fever and no more falls. But that’s about it. She isn’t physically up to where she was a few months ago, and mentally, her dementia seems to be progressing. 197 more words


Daily Prompt: One at a Time

This post is written in one-syllable words in response to the Daily Prompt.

Mom’s words on her job – 

I used to teach. My girls loved me. 78 more words