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This Just get Worse...

In the last two weeks, it’s as though the record has a scratch and the needle just keeps bobbing on the same line of the song over and over… it reminds me of the part in the movie… 682 more words

New Companion

We have an addition to the household. A new person, brought in to help look after Mom. It cannot be helped, Mom needs a lot more assistance nowadays, and I could not keep taking time off work and being awake half the night. 248 more words


Bit by bit

I started this blog over 3 years ago, to have some sort of record of Mom’s progression with dementia. Nonetheless, if I were to look back and read through what I’ve written, the progressive losses would not be obvious at all. 243 more words


Somehow, they did it...

Our CCAC Case Manager (I hate the use of that word in this case because they probably couldn’t manage a bee hive without someone else’s help) ended up making it earlier and did… 639 more words

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