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Mom walking - what a beautiful sight!

When I arrived to visit my mom the personal daily assistant (PDA) was working with her. My mom was on her feet and walking along the hallway hanging onto the railing. 390 more words

A Day In The Life Of Dementia

Dementia Awareness Week 2015

It’s Dementia Awareness Week and Dementia UK have created a whole site dedicated to it.

Thousands of people across the UK are popping on the kettle from 1-8 March to take Time for a Cuppa. 67 more words

Molecule could stop development of Alzheimer's

One of the so-called ‘breakthroughs’ in dementia research recently has been the discovery of Brichos, a ‘chaperone molecule’ which prevents proteins clumping together in the brain forming amyloid plaques, killing brain cells and leading to Alzheimer’s disease. 170 more words

Overwhelming sea

Last night I did Facetime with MIL.  SO was upset because she kept crying.  She participated in some of the activities and then wanted to retreat to her room and hide under the covers.   451 more words

Alzheimers

Only the box

Last century in now vacated places, An antarctic beam captures sheets Clamped flat upon a glass bed. Vogue-defying resolution renders An incorruptible analog Of their paper thin souls. 102 more words

Poetry

Dementia is a Full-Time Job

If you feel like you’re drowning in paperwork, phone calls and all the other “stuff” that comes with taking care of someone with dementia, you’re not alone. 271 more words

Dementia Basics

Sometimes Life Gives You a Do-over

I was a teenager the first time I heard the word Alzheimer’s.  My maternal grandmother had been diagnosed and my reaction was to learn everything I could about the disease.  507 more words

Alzheimer's Disease