“Out of the mouths of…….”

There are so many “funny” conversations that I hear, considering I go to a Memory Care facility 3-4 times a week to visit my LO! If I don’t put it down on paper ASAP, It slips my memory!! (no pun intended). So here goes: Today at lunch a fairly new resident sat down at our … More “Out of the mouths of…….”

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Intimacy…..

The folks at the Memory Care Facility said that one of the benefits of my LO being there, is that most likely our relationship would change, for the better, because I would no longer have the role of the caregiver and I could go back to being a spouse. The “thing” I missed the most … More Intimacy…..

The New Normal…

2 1/2 months in and my LO thinks she’s been there, Memory Care (her new home) for at least 2 years.  She appears to be adjusting very well. She was asked by a fellow resident, “why are you here? You’re too young!” Without a blink she informed her that if she didn’t know, she happens … More The New Normal…

Roller Coaster Ride….

I love Roller Coasters! My favorite is Space Mountain at Disneyland because it’s mostly in the dark and you never “see” it coming! Well…… that’s fine for pure pleasure but in real life I think most folks, (myself included) like to “see” it coming; it’s those unexpected twists and turns that can really throw us … More Roller Coaster Ride….

What’s best……?

I have always prayed and trusted in my higher power. Today, it is like the air I breathe, extremely valuable if I want to survive. My next indicated step, in response to the potential physical violence from my LO, who has Young-onset Alzheimer’s, is to have a “Plan B”. Yes, I know that her tirades … More What’s best……?

Wishful thinking…..

One week later, after being told she has Early Onset Alzheimer’s, my LO is convinced the Neurologist is “playing the game” to help her get SS disability. She now  “knows” the Dr. was speaking to her in “code” when she told her she has deficits, because  she has to have deficits to qualify for disability; … More Wishful thinking…..

Sanctuary

This the last leg of a week long trek thru AZ. First leg was the Grand Canyon, she (my LO, with early onset Alzheimer’s disease), had never been; (trying to create memories); The second leg was a visit with good friends at The Lodge in Prescott, (gracious hosts-thanks); and now the final leg: We are staying … More Sanctuary