Well, the topic on my mind today is “driving”. For the 12 years we have been together I have allowed my LO to drive us, because otherwise if I’m driving she is telling me every 90 seconds what to do next! Argh… I couldn’t stand it! so it was easier to just let her drive. … More Down the Yellow Brick Road….
Here is a great 3 min video explaining what Alzheimer’s is and how it progresses. It’s pretty straightforward which means it’s pretty brutal in the realism, but I think it’s important to know the facts and to know what to expect. Yes, everyone is different but there are enough similarities to get the general idea … More What exactly is Alzheimer’s?
The most frequent question I get :”Is she still in denial?” The word Denial has a negative connotation, for me any way. I am a very “reality -based” kind of person. I call it like I see it. And remember, it’s difficult for me to “see things” from the perspective of someone else. (a constant … More The most common question…..
Why is it that there seems to be a disconnect between facts and feelings?? I would have bet you a $1000.00 my LO would not remember my birthday; get me a birthday card, much less a present. But yet there was that pang of disappointment when it happened. I am so thankful for all my … More Facts vs. Feelings….
Some things have changed: Personal appearance used to be important. She always dressed nice and appropriately for the occasion. Now, that seems to be a very daunting task. (she takes forever to get dressed! Solution: patience and tell her departure time is an extra hour earlier.) If we are going “somewhere” she looks to see … More Some things have changed and some things haven’t.