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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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