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Feeling Helpless...

I know that many of my posts are sheer frustration right now and I try to limit that but if you have a relative with Alzheimer’s/dementia you will understand… if they are early on in the diagnosis, you won’t understand, not yet anyway! 562 more words

Words that Move

The Power of Words. Of course, words are powerful – we are blog readers and writers, and we believe in the power of words. Sometimes, just a few words said in brief conversation convey a wealth of meaning and have a lasting impact. 326 more words

Coping With Dementia

Upon Finding My Mother Who Has Dementia, She’d Forgotten the Fears, and Forgotten Me Too

Dealing with a demented elderly person at home here, translated…

This early, you’re not even at the age when she could get government money, you’d already been diagnosed with dementia, and, all we can do, is to start, fighting this entangling war with the illness! 463 more words

Life

The End of the LIne

Grandma has stayed home these last couple of weeks and isn’t doing too badly, physically.  Mentally, she has severely made a turn for the worse.  She is constantly asking my mom about her parents (her dad died in the 50’s, my great-grandmother died in 1988), her brothers, her grandparents; the list goes on.  400 more words

A New Conductor

The Geriatrician wrapped up my mother’s first consultation with him by asking me, “So, when would you like the next appointment?”

I thought quickly. He was a very busy Consultant and only took on Mom’s case after some urging by his colleague. 278 more words

Dementia

Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself - A Mystery

While sorting through my handphone videos I came across one that spoke to me in some strange way. Here’s a still from the video, can you tell where it is? 61 more words

Coping With Dementia

Why?

Anyone who has ever known someone with Alzheimer’s will understand the question I ask.  I was raised going to church and though I haven’t been in several years I feel I am close to God and I pray and I talk to him though, as usual, he rarely speaks back except to give me “gut feelings”.  789 more words